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Behind Bars

Author : Jeffrey Ross
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A judge hands down a stretch in a local, state, or federal prison. It's time for some serious life lessons. With the crime rates soaring in the United States and the prison population growing faster than at any other time in American history, staying alive and well - both mentally and physically - is tougher than ever.

Behind Bars

Author : Jeffrey Ross
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A judge hands down a stretch in a local, state, or federal prison. It's time for some serious life lessons. With the crime rates soaring in the United States and the prison population growing faster than at any other time in American history, staying alive and well - both mentally and physically - is tougher than ever.

Surviving in Prison

Author : Harold S. Long
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Disturbing and deeply moving account of prison life. It's the true account of one man's struggle to preserve some shred of dignity that he can use to build a new life ... if only he can survive.

A Day in Prison

Author : John Fuller
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"I would recommend A Day in Prison to anyone entering prison, as well as to the families who have someone going into the system." —Sal Luciano, nephew of mob boss Charles "Lucky" Luciano Twenty-four hours pass slowly in a prison. A Day in Prison will help new inmates understand what’s ahead of them, hour by hour, and how to deal with the many challenges. From doing laundry in “the hole” to surviving a fight, this book offers invaluable advice for both prisoners and their families, as well as plenty of first-hand stories. Prison Coach John “Doc” Fuller illustrates what life is like behind bars from morning roll call to lights out, and a comprehensive description of the official prison rules and the inmates’ “real” rules. The prison culture, detailed here, is maintained by violence; Fuller teaches inmates how to interact with convicts, prison guards, and administrators in different situations, so as to avoid bodily harm as much as possible, insisting prisoners embrace their new life as a cog in a system they cannot change. Fuller also offers specific suggestions for filling the hours in ways that benefit inmates in their daily prison life, provides meaning, and even prepares them for release. Also included is updated contact information for resources and helpful organizations. A Day in Prison is structured like an actual day in prison, tracking where in the building an inmate might be at any given point in a twenty-four hour period, what they should be doing at that time, and what to watch out for. This realistic, thorough guide is based on the author’s own time in a federal penitentiary and his years coaching people—from soccer moms to NBA stars—on how to survive on the inside.

The Dynamics of Political Crime

Author : Jeffrey Ian Ross
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The book , written by an expert in the field of political crime, provides the most comprehensive up to date discussion of the phenomenon of political crime. Jeffrey Ian Ross develops a new theory of political crime by reviewing the definition, concept and the preponderant `cause and effect′ of different types of political crime. It is primarily focused on the political crime that has taken place in the past three decades in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada. This book is accessible and easy to read, it covers oppositional crimes such as sedition, treason, and espionage as well as political corruption, illegal surveillance, and human rights violations. It will be a useful for students and academics in criminology, political science, social policy and public administration.

Dress Behind Bars

Author : Juliet Ash
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From nineteenth-century broad arrows and black and white stripes to twenty first-century orange jumpsuits, prison clothing has both mirrored and bolstered the power of penal institutions over prisoners' lives. Vividly illustrated and based on original research, including throughout the voices of the incarcerated, this book is a pioneering history and investigation of prison dress, which demystifies the experience of what it is like to be an imprisoned criminal. Juliet Ash takes the reader on a journey from the production of prison clothing to the bodies of its wearers. She uncovers a history characterized by waves of reform, sandwiched between regimes that use clothing as punishment and discovers how inmates use their dress to surmount, subvert or survive these punishment cultures. She reveals the hoods, the masks, and pink boxer shorts, near nakedness, even twenty first-century 'civvies' to be not just other types of uniform but political embodiments of the surveillance of everyday life.

Federal Prison Handbook

Author : Christopher Zoukis
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The definitive guide to surviving incarceration in a federal prison. Federal Prison Handbook teaches individuals facing incarceration, prisoners who are already inside, and their friends and family everything they need to know to protect themselves and their rights. The thorough information has been compiled by an advocate currently serving time at a federal prison. His insider's view of this unknown world guides inmates through the mental stresses of confinement. Equally as important, he keeps readers physically safe by explaining how to avoid the near-constant conflicts found inside federal prisons. In detailed chapters broken down by topical areas, readers discover: * What to expect during admissions and how to greet cellmates for the first time. * How to communicate with the outside world through telephones, computers, and mail. * What types of items can be purchased from the official commissary and the underground economy. * The best ways to avoid fights, and the options that provide the greatest protection if a fight cannot be avoided. * The knowledge required to avoid scams, schemes, theft, and other problems. * What to do about sexual harassment or assault. * The types of jobs available and their pay grades. * Medical and psychological services. * Religious activities and services. * Entertainment, recreation, and keeping fit. * And much more. Importantly, this text provides detailed instructions on how prisoners can protect their rights. The author is a college-educated prisoner who has fought extensively to preserve his rights and the rights of other prisoners. Incarceration can be cruel for prisoners and their loved ones. Know what to expect and make the best of this time by staying safe, remaining safe, and building a life behind bars.

Decades Behind Bars

Author : Gaye D. Holman
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More than two million people are incarcerated in America's prisons--one in nine is serving a life sentence. Mass long-term imprisonment devours state budgets, adversely affects community well-being and skews our collective moral compass. This study examines the human costs of keeping the convicted out of sight, out of mind. Beginning in 1994, the author began recording the personal stories of 50 incarcerated felons--17 of them were still in prison 20 years later. The men candidly discuss what it means to commit a serious crime and to be confined for perhaps the remainder of their lives. Their stories are balanced by conversations with correctional officers, prison administrators, chaplains and parole board members. The author identifies circumstances that ruin some prisoners and save others and presents insights for possible improvements in the criminal justice system.

Surviving Prison

Author : Mike Enemigo
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Mike Enemigo, convicted murderer, lifer, and one of the most published prisoners in America, takes you deep into the secretive world of the American Prison System in a way that has never been done before. In one of the most controversial books ever published, Surviving Prison, written from the perspective of a how-to manual and true example stories, does not only provide you with an authentic, "member's only" look into a community of killers, gang members, robbers & drug dealers, but breaks down, step-by-step the secrets of: How to make such things as alcohol, tattoo guns, and deadly weapons; how prisoners meticulously study the arts of seduction and manipulation to increase their power; how to get in tip-top physical, combat-ready shape without weights; how to start and run a drug operation from behind bars for maximum profits, and much, much, more. Whether you know somebody in prison, may be going there yourself, or are involved in the prison and criminal justice system, this book is an absolute must-read!

Behind Bars

Author : Richard A. Tewksbury
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Behind Bars: Readings on Incarcerated Life provides an insider's view of the prison experience. Seeking to answer the question "what is it really like to be a prison inmate?" this book presents easy to read, timely and diverse overviews of many of the most critical aspects of correctional culture and life. The readings in the book are organized into broad categories that emphasize the range of major goals and tasks involved in prisons. Special attention is devoted to ensuring a diversity of views and a diversity of experiences in the issues and readings presented. Also includes broad coverage of psychological adaptations of inmates, relationships inside prison, substance use/abuse, violence, health care and media portrayals of the prison experience. For those interested in learning more about prison life.

Behind Bars in Brazil

Author : Joanne Mariner
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Beyond Bars

Author : Jeffrey Ross
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Can the common criminal get a fresh start? An essential resource for former convicts and their families post-incarceration. The United States has the largest criminal justice system in the world, with currently over 7 million adults and juveniles in jail, prison, or community custody. Because they spend enough time in prison to disrupt their connections to their families and their communities, they are not prepared for the difficult and often life-threatening process of reentry. As a result, the percentage of these people who return to a life of crime and additional prison time escalates each year. Beyond Bars is the most current, practical, and comprehensive guide for ex-convicts and their families about managing a successful reentry into the community and includes: *Tips on how to prepare for release while still in Prison *Ways to deal with family members, especially spouses and children *Finding a job *Money issues such as budgets, bank accounts, taxes, and debt *Avoiding drugs and other illicit activities *Free resources to rely on for support

Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities

Author : Mary Bosworth
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The two-volume Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities aims to provide a critical overview of penal institutions within a historical and contemporary framework. Issues of race, gender, and class are fully integrated throughout in order to demonstrate the complexity of the implementation and intended results of incarceration. The Encyclopedia contains biographies, articles describing important legal statutes, and detailed and authoritative descriptions of the major prisons in the United States. Comparative data and examples are employed to analyze the American system within an international context. The Encyclopedia's 400 entries are written by recognized authorities. The appendix contains a comprehensive listing of every federal prison in the U.S., complete with facility details and service information.

Prison Inc

Author : K.C. Carceral
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In 1888, Leo Tolstoy mysteriously declared that sexual intercourse should no longer exist. Years later he would admit to being "horrified" by this pronouncement, but still remained an ardent believer in sexual abstinence. Frequenter of brothels in his youth, father of thirteen children by his wife and at least two children by peasant women before he was married, Tolstoy now had the audacity to suggest that people should stop having sex. How can such a repudiation be explained? Beginning with Tolstoy's Kreutzer Sonata-his first written "declaration of war on human sexuality"--Tolstoy on the Couch takes us on a sweeping psychoanalytic tour of Tolstoy's diaries and other private materials, revealing that behind his campaign for celibacy lay a painful and complicated drama of early childhood. Rooting Tolstoy's polarized feelings about women and sexuality in his uncontrollable rage toward the mother who died when he was a toddler, Rancour-Laferriere offers profound psychobiographic insights into Tolstoy's lifelong animosity toward women--and into the women he loved to hate.

Corrections A Text Reader

Author : Mary K. Stohr
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Corrections: A Text/Reader, Second Edition is designed for undergraduate and/or graduate corrections courses. Organized like a traditional corrections text, it offers brief authored introductions in a mini-chapter format for each key Section, followed by carefully selected and edited original articles by leading scholars. This hybrid format – ensuring coverage of important material while emphasizing the significance of contemporary research - offers an excellent alternative which recognizes the impact and importance of new directions and policy in this field, and how these advances are determined by research.

Killing Time

Author : Karl Williams
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Karl Williams was on holiday in Dubai, living it large with two English friends, when they were accused of drug dealing, arrested, and tortured by police. They were innocent, but the authorities didn't care. And so began their year-long nightmare as they were locked up in Port Rashid where prisoners of all nationalities were crammed into stinking cells, violence could erupt in seconds, and control of the jail was in the hands of a few powerful inmates. Unless you knew the right people and could work the system, you were screwed. Karl was a survivor and managed to rise up the prison pecking order, making friends with local gangsters, Russian mafia and other assorted murderers, drug dealers, fraudsters and hapless innocents he encountered behind bars. But it was hard to stay positive when facing life or the death penalty . . . And then he was moved to the notorious Central prison, a terrifying place where HIV positive prisoners were used by gangsters to infect their enemies; and murders and rape were common. When Karl had lost all hope of finding justice, Reprieve, an organization of committed human rights defenders, took up his case . . . Raw, totally gripping, and at times brutally funny, Killing Time takes you behind the shiny desert paradise to the heart of the real Dubai.

Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America

Author : Jeffrey Ian Ross
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Anyone living or working in a city has feared or experienced street crime at one time or another; whether it be a mugging, purse snatching, or a more violent crime. In the U.S., street crime has recently hovered near historic lows; hence, the declaration of certain analysts that street life in America has never been safer. But is it really? Street crime has changed over past decades, especially with the advent of surveillance cameras in public places—the territory of the street criminal—but at the same time, criminals have found ways to adapt. This encyclopedic reference focuses primarily on urban lifestyle and its associated crimes, ranging from burglary to drug peddling to murder to new, more sophisticated forms of street crime and scams. This traditional A-to-Z reference has significant coverage of police and courts and other criminal justice sub-disciplines while also featuring thematic articles on the sociology of street crime. Features & Benefits: 175 signed entries within a single volume in print and electronic formats provide in-depth coverage to the topic of street crime in America. Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Readings guide readers to additional resources. Entries are supported by vivid photos and illustrations to better bring the material alive. A thematic Reader's Guide groups related entries by broad topic areas and, within the electronic version, combines with Cross-References and a detailed Index for convenient search-and-browse capabilities. A Chronology provides readers with a historical perspective of street crime in America. Appendices provide sources of data and statistics, annotated to highlight their relevance.

Sanity Behind Bars

Author : Maria Isabel Arbelaez Mu–oz
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Nicolas was a young man with a beautiful wife and children when he was convicted for the murder of three boys. With no power against the law, Nicolas took his punishment as his life was turned upside down forever. For once, his future was completely out of his control. Nicolas found himself barely surviving in one of the worst prisons in South America. Every day was a fight for survival, to not step on the toes of any of the inmates or cross paths with the wrong prison gang. Some may think you are safer in prison than on the streets, but the reality is very different. Every day Nicolas woke up, he knew he was closer to his release, but farther from his sanity. He kept track of the years, and his life, as it passed him by. Only so much starvation, torture, death, and cockroaches could break a man, no matter how strong. And the worst part was that Nicolas would live within the prison of his mind for the rest of his life.

The Marion Experiment

Author : Stephen C. Richards
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The Marion Experiment combines academic research with personal accounts by prisoners to investigate solitary confinement and supermax prisons. USP Marion became a model for supermax prisons, with many other prison systems—in the U.S. and abroad—copying the special architectural and program innovations there.

Will Terrorism End

Author : Jeffrey Ian Ross
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The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States brought the issue of terrorism to the forefront of American attention and controversy. To determine how to prevent further destruction, it is necessary to understand the shadowy phenomenon that causes it. Who are the terrorists? What are their motives? What are the roots of this form of violence, and will it come to an end? What exactly is terrorism?