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Prisons | Prisons

ivan-g-goldman's picture
May.16.2013
The U.S. holds 2.3 million of its people behind bars. That’s a population about the size of Houston’s, the country’s fourth-largest city. The number far exceeds what is necessary or reasonable. Sick Justice explores the economic, social, and political forces that hijacked the criminal...
ayelet-waldman's picture
Sep.20.2011
People in U.S. prisons are routinely subjected to physical, sexual, and mental abuse. While this has been documented in male prisons, women in prison often suffer in relative anonymity. Women Inside addresses this critical social justice issue, empowering incarcerated and formerly incarcerated...
jm-cornwell's picture
Mar.10.2011
Pearl Caldwell wakes up in New Orleans, anxious to see the final days of the World's Fair, when she finds her companion, J.D. Bath, has taken everything, including her credit cards and money. She is stranded. Six weeks later, Pearl is in the French Quarter celebrating her job with her friends...
ron-arons's picture
Feb.09.2010
WANTED! U.S. Criminal Records is your one-step reference for information sources about criminals from America's past.  Weighing in at 388 pages and two pounds, WANTED! lists archives, libraries, courts, and online sites containing numerous sets of criminal information: prison records, criminal...
peter-y-sussman's picture
Aug.31.2009
Dannie Martin was a bank robber, a heroin addict, a longtime federal prisoner and, he later wrote, “a criminal by any definition I know of.” But in 1986, the self-educated convict’s life changed dramatically when he submitted a freelance article on AIDS in prison to San Francisco Chronicle editor...
ray-march's picture
Feb.04.2008
The powerful story of three men -- father, son and grandson -- whose combined experience in dealing with prisoners in Alabama spans more than forty-five years. Told in their own down-to-earth conversational styles, their accounts -- moving, often brutal, and disturbing -- illustrate different...