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Decades Behind Bars

Author : Gaye D. Holman
ISBN : 9781476669236
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

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

Behind Bars

Author : Anna Leask
ISBN : 9780143770275
Genre : True Crime
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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

Hitler S American Friends

Author : Bradley W. Hart
ISBN : 9781250148964
Genre : History
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A book examining the strange terrain of Nazi sympathizers, nonintervention campaigners and other voices in America who advocated on behalf of Nazi Germany in the years before World War II. Americans who remember World War II reminisce about how it brought the country together. The less popular truth behind this warm nostalgia: until the attack on Pearl Harbor, America was deeply, dangerously divided. Bradley W. Hart's Hitler's American Friends exposes the homegrown antagonists who sought to protect and promote Hitler, leave Europeans (and especially European Jews) to fend for themselves, and elevate the Nazi regime. Some of these friends were Americans of German heritage who joined the Bund, whose leadership dreamed of installing a stateside Führer. Some were as bizarre and hair-raising as the Silver Shirt Legion, run by an eccentric who claimed that Hitler fulfilled a religious prophesy. Some were Midwestern Catholics like Father Charles Coughlin, an early right-wing radio star who broadcast anti-Semitic tirades. They were even members of Congress who used their franking privilege—sending mail at cost to American taxpayers—to distribute German propaganda. And celebrity pilot Charles Lindbergh ended up speaking for them all at the America First Committee. We try to tell ourselves it couldn't happen here, but Americans are not immune to the lure of fascism. Hitler's American Friends is a powerful look at how the forces of evil manipulate ordinary people, how we stepped back from the ledge, and the disturbing ease with which we could return to it.
Category: History

Infinite Hope

Author : Anthony Graves
ISBN : 9780807062524
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The author, a wrongfully convicted man who spent sixteen years in solitary confinement and twelve years on death row, describes his ordeal and exoneration.

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

Criminal Justice In Action

Author : Larry K. Gaines
ISBN : 9781337557832
Genre : Education
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As riveting and current as today's headlines, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION, 10th Edition, is designed with today's busy students and instructors in mind. Concepts come alive thanks to vivid straight-from-the-headlines vignettes at the beginning of every chapter and real-world examples throughout the book. Choosing what's important to remember is a snap with each chapter's numbered objectives, which are reinforced throughout the chapter and in the book's supplements. Thinking critically and writing become less intimidating with the guidance of practical writing activities. Reviewers praise the crisp, clear topic coverage as well as the magazine-style design and captivating writing. And with the insightful coverage of ethics, policy, and discretion, students gain a panoramic view of key criminal justice issues that goes beyond learning facts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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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