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Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement

by Keramet Reiter

<div><B>How America’s prisons turned a “brutal and inhumane” practice into standard procedure</B><BR><br> Originally meant to be brief and exceptional, solitary confinement in U.S. prisons has become long-term and common. Prisoners spend ...

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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 Good Death

Making the Most of Our Final Choices

by Sandra Martin

<p>We can’t avoid death, but the prospect is a lot less terrifying since the Supreme Court of Canada legalized physician-assisted death. Competent adults, suffering grievously from intolerable medical conditions, will have the right to ask for a

ISBN: 9781443435987

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After Prisons?

Freedom, Decarceration, and Justice Disinvestment

by William G. Martin, Brendan McQuade, Andrew J. Pragacz & 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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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 ...

ISBN: 1230000299153

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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 ...

ISBN: 9781311115935

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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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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 ...

ISBN: 9781628721348

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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 ...

ISBN: 9781598131864

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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 ...

ISBN: 1230000299749

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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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Color Behind Bars: Racism in the U.S. Prison System [2 volumes]

Racism in the U.S. Prison System

by Scott Wm. Bowman

<p>A diverse, critical analysis of racial and ethnic disparities within the American criminal justice system that encourages critical thinking by providing various sides to the issues.</p><p>• Presents a historical examination of racial and ...

ISBN: 9780313399046

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Convict Voices

Women, Class, and Writing about Prison in Nineteenth-Century England

by Anne Schwan

In this lively study of the development and transformation of voices of female offenders in nineteenth-century England, Anne Schwan analyzes a range of colorful sources, including crime broadsides, reform literature, prisoners’ own writings ...

ISBN: 9781611686739

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Corrections

From Research, to Policy, to Practice

by Mary K. Stohr & Anthony Walsh

<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; background: white;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Corrections: From Research, to Policy, to Practice </span></strong><span style="color: black;">offers students a 21<sup>st</sup>-century look into the ...

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Corrections: Exploring Crime, Punishment, and Justice in America

by Whitehead, John T.

<EM>Corrections: Exploring Crime, Punishment, and Justice in America</EM> provides a thorough introduction to the topic of corrections in America. In addition to providing complete coverage of the history and structure of corrections, it offers ...

ISBN: 9781317523604

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Criminal Justice Theory: Explaining the Nature and Behavior of Criminal Justice

by Maguire, Edward R.

<P><EM>Criminal Justice Theory, Second Edition</EM> is the first and only text, edited by U.S. criminal justice educators, on the <I>theoretical foundations</I> of criminal justice, <U>not</U> criminological theory. This new edition includes ...

ISBN: 9781134706112

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Cynic Looks at Life

by Ambrose Bierce

<p>Ambrose Bierce is best known for writing &quot;The Devil's Dictionary,&quot; He is also known for being unsentimental, dark, and so full of vehemence that he was nicknamed &quot;Bitter Bierce.&quot; &quot;A Cynic Looks at Life&quot; is a ...

ISBN: 1230000283884

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