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Decades Behind Bars

Author : Gaye D. Holman
ISBN : 9781476628486
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Behind Bars

Author : Anna Leask
ISBN : 9780143770275
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 73.67 MB
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A raw, revealing and powerful account of life inside, as told by prison inmates. Violence. Gangs. Drugs. Smuggling. Weapons. Scams. Hierarchy. Murder. Welcome to prison life in New Zealand. Most New Zealanders will never know what it's like to do time, to spend days, months, years, even decades behind bars with some of the country's most dangerous, volatile and notorious criminals. For the men and women who have spent time inside, it's an experience they will never forget. These are their stories. Behind Bars takes you deep into the prisons of New Zealand and reveals the private lives of inmates - their first night inside, how they spend their time, how they change, learn who to trust, how to fit in and, ultimately, how they survive. A raw and fascinating glimpse into a world most of us can only imagine. 'You exist, you survive. You see many things, and you meet many people you wish to God you'd never met. Prison is not real. What happens in there happens, but it's not real life.'
Category: True Crime

Women Behind Bars

Author : Silja Talvi
ISBN : 9781580051958
Genre : Social Science
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An award-winning investigative journalist examines increasing rates of women imprisonment in today's America, in a report that draws on interviews with inmates, correctional officers, and administrators to offer insight into the societal impact of female incarceration. Original.
Category: Social Science

Among Murderers

Author : Sabine Heinlein
ISBN : 9780520272859
Genre : Social Science
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The author follows three convicted murderers after they are released from prison into the outside world.
Category: Social Science


Author : Michael G. Santos
ISBN : 0312343507
Genre : Social Science
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Shares the stories of the author's fellow prisoners from gang leaders to Wall Street criminals, discussing the choices that led to their convictions and their experiences of life behind bars.
Category: Social Science

Faith In The Voting Booth

Author : Leith Anderson
ISBN : 9780310346104
Genre : Religion
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Faith in the Voting Booth by National Association of Evangelicals leaders Leith Anderson and Galen Carey will help you clarify your own positions in light of your faith before you enter the voting booth. Anderson and Carey show that biblical wisdom is surprisingly relevant to today’s complex political issues. Each voting decision should be thoughtfully and prayerfully approached. This book does not tell you how to vote. Instead it will help you resist clever campaign slogans and television ads designed to make you angry or afraid. Faith in the Voting Booth provides general principles to guide you in 2016 and for years to come. As informed faith leaders, Anderson and Carey not only identify the issues but also help you reflect biblically on how to vote. It is a book that will keep people of faith up to date and ready to vote with confidence and wisdom.
Category: Religion

The Weed Runners

Author : Nicholas Schou
ISBN : 9781613744130
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Weed Runners tells the inside story of America’s biggest cash crop—marijuana—and of the outlaw capitalists who are writing its future. Make no mistake: the U.S. government’s 100-year-old war on marijuana isn’t over. Some 20 million Americans have been arrested on marijuana charges so far. The American marijuana industry remains underground, where modern-day moonshiners who view themselves as tomorrow’s Johnnie Walkers continue to take immeasurable personal risks to fulfill America’s incessant demand for weed. This book focuses on an incredibly dynamic three years from 2009 to 2012 in which marijuana left the world of illegality and blossomed into a mainstream industry, becoming the fastest growing economic engine in California before the feds swooped in and put pot back in its “proper” place. The weed runners who inhabit this book are pioneers of the future American pot economy. Some are martyrs who lost their liberty paving the way for the explosion of medical marijuana. Others followed in their footsteps, risking their freedom to push the limits of this grand experiment. Drawing on unparalleled access to sources ranging from lobbyists to cannabis club owners, from outlaw cultivators to industry entrepreneurs backed by silent investors in the criminal underworld, The Weed Runners is both journalistic expose and adventure story. Nicholas Schou is the author of Kill the Messenger and Orange Sunshine. He is an award-winning investigative journalist with OC Weekly who has also written for LA Weekly, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and the Los Angeles Times.
Category: Business & Economics

Mi Taku Ye Oyasin

Author : Barbara Nixon
ISBN : 9781465364241
Genre : Fiction
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Author Barbara Nixon, along with her co-author Marlette Thunder Horse, tells the world of the plight of the Native Americans, particularly of those in Wounded Knee, South Dakota. MiTakuye-Oyasin (The Native American Holocaust) Volumes 1 & 2. The stories contained within the books pages are true. They are actual depictions of facts and known instances that are either documented in history or of current events, some having made it to the news. This compilation of letters, historical facts, personal knowledge, and eyewitness accounts have been placed together to construct a full and extensive written and pictorial analysis of how the Native American Indian has been slated for extinction, cunningly by their own hands, divided and conquered cleverly orchestrated by the United States federal government.
Category: Fiction

My Religion

Author : Charles Lamar Garrison
ISBN : 9781477132272
Genre : Drama
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Winding down the deceit soaked pavement of Chicago’s infamous Cabrini Green housing project through the drug infested plight of Columbus, Ohio’s Lower Westside. Imprisoned stick up kid and contract killer Remorse Evans details his life of crime. All the while attempting to survive within the walls of one of the nations most notorious prisons, S.O.C.F. better known as Lucasville Max.
Category: Drama