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13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty

by Mario Marazziti & Paul Elie

Nation states and communities throughout the world have reached certain decisions about capital punishment: It is the destruction of human life. It is ineffective as a deterrent for crime. It is an instrument the state uses to contain or ...

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Form of Futility

by Harding McRae & Max H Herr

In the summer of 2008, life changed forever for Dr. Harding McRae, a Board Certified emergency physician with over 30 years of experience. In the blink of an eye, a momentary lapse in judgment resulted in a felony arrest for assault with a ...

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A Costly American Hatred

by Joseph Rodney Dole II

<p>A Costly American Hatred is an in-depth look at how America’s hatred of “criminals” has led the nation down an expensive path that not only ostracizes and demonizes an ever growing segment of the population, but is also now so pervasive that ...

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A Day in Prison

An Insider's Guide to Life Behind Bars

by John Fuller

<div><B>Twenty-four hours is a lot of time in prison, and here is a moment to moment guide of how each one goes by.</B><BR><BR><I>A Day in Prison</I> shows what life is like for prisoners from morning roll call to lights out. It tracks the many ...

ISBN: 9781510717824

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A Doctor on the Inside

From the County Jail to the Supermax

by William Wright

<p>Get both of Dr. William Wright’s best-selling, award-winning books in a single&nbsp;<br> volume!&nbsp;<br> <br> Maximum Insecurity&nbsp;chronicles Wright’s true-life metamorphosis from suburban&nbsp;<br> ear surgeon to life as the sole ...

ISBN: 1230001180671

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A Secret History of the Bangkok Hilton

by Chavoret Jaruboon & Pornchai Sereemongkonpol

<p>Bang Kwang Prison is one of the most notorious penal institutions in the world.&nbsp;Located seven miles north of Bangkok city in the Nonthaburi Province, the prison is home to over 8,000 inmates, among them ruthless killers, rapists, drug ...

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Addicted to Rehab

Race, Gender, and Drugs in the Era of Mass Incarceration

by Allison McKim

<DIV>After decades of the American “war on drugs” and relentless prison expansion, political officials are finally challenging mass incarceration. Many point to an apparently promising solution to reduce the prison population: addiction ...

ISBN: 9780813587646

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After Prisons?

Freedom, Decarceration, and Justice Disinvestment

by John Major Eason, Luis R. Gonzalez, Chungse Jung & others

<span><span>As recently as five years ago mass incarceration was widely considered to be a central, permanent feature of the political and social landscape. The number of people in U.S. prisons is still without historic parallel anywhere in the ...

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Angel of Bang Kwang Prison

by Susan Aldous

<p>Susan Aldous had been on a path to self-destruction when she decided to give her life to others instead of wasting it away in Melbourne's dark underbelly. Working as a Playboy bunny girl, an admirer sponsored her to travel abroad for ...

ISBN: 9781908518002

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Ballad of Reading Gaol

by Oscar Wilde

<p>Wilde’s meditation on capital punishment, the Ballad of Reading Gaol comes after he was convicted and imprisoned under charges of gross indecency. The charges stemmed from his affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, the son of the Marquis of ...

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Beyond Incarceration

by Charles M. Montgomery Jr.

<p>Essentially, 9 out of 10 offenders will be released from custody sooner or later! More than 600,000 are already being released annually. After more than 50 years in the business I believe the only thing more disquieting than our demonstrated ...

ISBN: 9781535608978

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Bodies in Beds

Why Business Should Out of Prisons

by Sue Binder

Can privatization really help solve America's prison problems? A mental health professional tells a compelling story of suicidal inmates and mistreated inmates, with staff working overtime without compensation while frustration grows. ...

ISBN: 9781628942668

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Breaking Out Of The Rock Escape Proof Alcatraz Prison

by Robert Grey Reynolds Jr

<p>Alcatraz was opened as Federal penitentiary to confine the most hardened criminals in 1934. Men like Doc Barker and Al Capone were a couple of the names of its inmates. Most were incorrigibles sent from other prisons where they had been ...

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Bruno

Conversations with a Brazilian Drug Dealer

by Robert Gay

<div>In the 1980s a poor farmer's son from Recife, Brazil, joined the Brazilian navy and began selling cocaine. After his arrest in Rio de Janeiro he spent the next eight years in prison, where he joined the Comando Vermelho criminal faction and

ISBN: 9780822375777

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Called to Heal the Brokenhearted

Stories from Kairos Prison Ministry International

by William H. Barnwell & Jed Horne

<p>In this stirring book, William H. Barnwell tells the stories of prison inmates and the Kairos Prison Ministry volunteers who work with them. Set mostly at the huge Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, Barnwell's narrative illustrates how ...

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Capital Punishment

An Indictment by a Death-Row Survivor

by Billy Wayne Sinclair & Jodie Sinclair

<div>Billy Wayne Sinclair was only twenty-one when sentenced to death. Because of an accidental shooting, he spent the next forty years in prison. When the Supreme Court struck down the death penalty, Billy was re-sentenced to life without ...

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Changing the Guard

Private Prisons and the Control of Crime

by Alexander Tabarrok

<div>When prison privatization began in the United States in the early 1980s, many policy analysts claimed that the result would be higher costs, declining quality, and an erosion of state authority. Bringing together five of the leading ...

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Children in Prison and Other Cruelties of Prison Life

by Oscar Wilde

<p>&quot;Children in prison and other cruelties of prison life&quot; is a letter that Oscar Wilde wrote to the editor of the London Daily Chronicle after a warder (guard) in the prison in Reading (one of the prisons where Wilde himself was ...

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City of Inmates

Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965

by Kelly Lytle Hernández

Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. This book explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the world's leading incarcerator. ...

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College in Prison

Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration

by Daniel Karpowitz

<DIV>Over the years, American colleges and universities have made various efforts to provide prisoners with access to education. However, few of these outreach programs presume that incarcerated men and women can rise to the challenge of a truly

ISBN: 9780813584133

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