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Finding Freedom in Confinement: The Role of Religion in Prison Life

by Kent R. Kerley Ph.D.

<p>What is the nature and impact of faith and religion in prison? This book summarizes contemporary and cutting-edge research on religion in correctional contexts, enabling a scientific understanding of how prisoners use faith in their everyday ...

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Food as a Mechanism of Control and Resistance in Jails and Prisons

Diets of Disrepute

by Salvador Jimenez Murguía

<p>Murguia explores food and foodways within institutions of incarceration. Food, like all resources within total institutions, is vulnerable to social manipulation. Within jail and prison settings, food becomes both a mechanism of control and ...

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For the Children?

Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

by Erica R. Meiners

<DIV><P>“Childhood has never been available to all.” In her opening chapter of <I>For the Children?</I>, Erica R. Meiners stakes the claim that childhood is a racial category often unavailable to communities of color. According to Meiners, this ...

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Freeing David McCallum

The Last Miracle of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

by Ken Klonsky

<p>For ten years before Rubin &quot;Hurricane&quot; Carter's death, he and his friend and coauthor Ken Klonsky had been working to help free another wrongfully convicted man, David McCallum. McCallum was eventually exonerated and freed after ...

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Gendered Injustice

Uncovering the Lived Experience of Detained Girls

by Anastasia Tosouni

<p>Without strong proof, policy advocates along with some scholars have causally linked declines in juvenile offending and incarceration with evidence-based and rehabilitation-oriented policy reform. Such studies have called for a shift back to ...

ISBN: 9781351210263

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God in Captivity

The Rise of Faith-Based Prison Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration

by Tanya Erzen

<p><strong>An eye-opening account of how and why evangelical Christian ministries are flourishing in prisons across the United States</strong></p> <p>It is by now well known that the United States’ incarceration rate is the highest in the ...

ISBN: 9780807089996

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Going Up the River

Travels in a Prison Nation

by Joseph T. Hallinan

<p>The American prison system has grown tenfold in thirty years, while crime rates have been relatively flat: 2 million people are behind bars on any given day, more prisoners than in any other country in the world — half a million more than in ...

ISBN: 9780375506932

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Holding On

Family and Fatherhood during Incarceration and Reentry

by Tasseli McKay, Megan Comfort, Christine Lindquist & others

<p><em>Holding On</em> reveals the results of an unprecedented ten-year study of justice-involved families, rendering visible the lives of a group of American families whose experiences are too often lost in large-scale demographic research. ...

ISBN: 9780520973312

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Humane Health Care for Prisoners: Ethical and Legal Challenges

by Kenneth L. Faiver

<p>A useful research resource and handy reference, this book discusses the many important ethical and legal issues that arise in the delivery of health care to prisoners at correctional facilities. It references national standards of ...

ISBN: 9781440855511

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I Don't Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine

Tales of Kids in Adult Lockup

by David Chura

<p>Since the early 1990s, thanks to inflamed rhetoric in the media about “superpredators” and a wave of get-tough-on-crime laws, the number of juveniles in prison has risen by 35 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, and their ...

ISBN: 9780807000656

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Imprisoned Religion

Transformations of Religion during and after Imprisonment in Eastern Germany

by Irene Becci

<p>This book explores the profound transformations that prisons and offender rehabilitation programmes in Eastern Germany have undergone with respect to religion. Drawing on participant observation and interviews of inmates, ex-prisoners, ...

ISBN: 9781317118299

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IN RUSSIAN AND FRENCH PRISONS

by Peter Kropotkin

<p>“The man who is shut up in a prison is so far from being bettered by the change, that he comes out more resolutely the foe of society than he was when he went in.”</p> <p>This statement is the animating principle of Peter Kropotkin's ...

ISBN: 1230001677638

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Incarceration and Regime Change

European Prisons during and after the Second World War

by Christian G. De Vito, Ralf Futselaar & Helen Grevers

<p>Political instability is nearly always accompanied by fuller prisons, and this was particularly true during the “long” Second World War, when military mobilization, social disorder, wrenching political changes, and shifting national ...

ISBN: 9781785332661

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Incarceration Nation

by Enns, Peter K.

The rise of mass incarceration in the United States is one of the most critical outcomes of the last half-century. Incarceration Nation offers the most compelling explanation of this outcome to date. This book combines in-depth analysis of Barry

ISBN: 9781316554036

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Incarceration Nations

A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World

by Baz Dreisinger

<p><strong>In this crucial study, named one of the <em>Washington Post</em>'s Notable Nonfiction Books of 2016 and now in paperback, Baz Dreisinger goes behind bars in nine countries to investigate the current conditions in prisons ...

ISBN: 9781590517284

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Issues in Corrections

Research, Policy, and Future Prospects

by Carrie L. Buist, Beverly Crank, Carly M. Hilinski-Rosick & others

<p>Since the 1970s, the corrections system has experienced exponential growth. Over the past four decades, the number of inmates held in US prisons and jails has quadrupled. This massive growth is associated with a number of different issues and

ISBN: 9781498541220

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Jailhouse Doc

A Doctor in the County Jail

by William Wright

<p>***Soon to be TV Series***</p> <p>Dr. William Wright gave up a suburban practice as an ear surgeon to become the doctor at Colorado’s maximum-security prison. After that, running a medical clinic at the county jail should be a snap, right? ...

ISBN: 1230001027020

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Jailhouse Stories from Early Pacific County

by Sydney Stevens

<p>Hangings, lynchings and jail breaks are long forgotten in Pacific County, where tourists flock to quaint attractions every season. But back in the early days, when the first jailhouse was built, this was a rough, rustic setting. Popular ...

ISBN: 9781625858009

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Lockdown on Rikers

Shocking Stories of Abuse and Injustice at New York's Notorious Jail

by Mary E. Buser

<p>Mary Buser began her career at Rikers Island as a social work intern, brimming with ideas and eager to help incarcerated women find a better path. Her reassignment to a men's jail coincided with the dawn of the city's ...

ISBN: 9781466890169

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Locked Up, But Not Locked Down

A Guide to Surviving the American Prison System

by Ahmariah Jackson, IAtomic Seven & Mumia Abu-Jamal

<p>Supreme Design Publishing continues our mission of mentally preparing the Urban Community for the potholes on the road to success. Authors Ahmariah Jackson and IAtomic Allah mentally condition the reader for one of the most dehumanizing ...

ISBN: 1230001565683

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