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Total Confinement

Madness and Reason in the Maximum Security Prison

In this rare firsthand account, Lorna Rhodes takes us into a hidden world that lies at the heart of...


With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for...

The Prison and the Gallows

The Politics of Mass Incarceration in America


This 2006 book argues that punitive penal policies were forged by particular social movements.

The Hot House

Life Inside Leavenworth Prison

A stunning account of life behind bars at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, where the...

Better to be Feared

Jail Life in the Raw


Better To Be Feared is the true story of a 48-year-old businessman who, having pled guilty to...

Gates of Injustice

The Crisis in America's Prisons


Gates of Injustice is a compelling exposé of the U.S. prison system: it tells how more than 2...

Free Press (1997)

In this sensitively told tale of suffering, brutality, and inhumanity, Worse Than Slavery is an...

Marching Powder

A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail


An account of life inside one of the strangest and most notorious prisons in the world, San Pedro in...


There has been a dramatic increase in expenditures on public goods over the past thirty years,...

One Day in the Life of 179212

Notes from an American Prison

Lantern Books (2012)

To a correctional facility in Virginia he is known as Prisoner 179212. But to a legion of...