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13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty

by Mario Marazziti & Paul Elie

<p>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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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 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 ...

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A New South Rebellion

The Battle against Convict Labor in the Tennessee Coalfields, 1871-1896

by Karin A. Shapiro

<p>In 1891, thousands of Tennessee miners rose up against the use of convict labor by the state's coal companies, eventually engulfing five mountain communities in a rebellion against government authority. Propelled by the insurgent ...

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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. 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

<p>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 world or ...

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Alternatives to Imprisonment

Intentions and Reality

by Ulla V. Bondeson

<p>The detrimental effects of imprisonment have been documented and accepted in most western countries. As a result, alternatives to incarceration have been sought in the effort to reform the penal system. Although during the last thirty years ...

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American Penology

A History of Control

by Thomas G. Blomberg

<p>The purpose of <em>American Penology</em> is to provide a story of punishment's past, present, and likely future. The story begins in the 1600s, in the setting of colonial America, and ends in the present. As the story evolves through various

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American Prisons

A Critical Primer on Culture and Conversion to Islam

by SpearIt

<p>This book is a critical exploration of prisons in contemporary America. Paying special attention to race and Islam, the work draws on a range of data and sources, including interviews and written correspondence with current and ex-prisoners, ...

ISBN: 9781506904887

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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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Anti-Racist Probation Practice

by Lena Dominelli

<p>The probation service has committed itself to anti-racist initiatives and those promoting equal opportunities for some time. However, the experiences of black people, whether as workers or 'clients' indicates that the realities of day-to-day ...

ISBN: 9781351957823

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Assistance et Répression

by Henry Joly

<p>“ Qu’est-ce que l’assistance ? C’est l’ensemble des secours divers par lesquels une société essaie de seconder la bonne volonté des gens en suppléant à l’insuffisance de leurs moyens, là où ils ont à se procurer le nécessaire. Qu’est-ce que ...

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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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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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Big House on the Prairie

Rise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation

by John M. Eason

<p>For the past fifty years, America has been extraordinarily busy building prisons. Since 1970 we have tripled the total number of facilities, adding more than 1,200 new prisons to the landscape. This building boom has taken place across the ...

ISBN: 9780226410487

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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

<p>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 ...

ISBN: 9781496805263

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