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Behind Bars: Surviving Prison

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-- According to the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons, the prison population in American has jumped from 330,000 in 1980 to 1,300,000 — an increase of 280%. The overall prison population in the U.S. is more than 2,000,000.<P>-- Approximately 2,000 men and women enter either a state, local, or federal prison each week in the United States, most for the first time.<P>-- There is virtually no competition for this title.<P>With the numbers of prisoners at the local, state, and federal levels at an all-time high, staying alive in prison — all of which are crowded far beyond their normal capacity, creating a very unpleasant environment at best — is harder than at any time in American history. Behind Bars: Surviving Prison will show you the best ways to avoid being beaten, sexually abused, and most importantly, getting killed. Other survival tips include how to land a favorable work assignment, the best ways to bribe prison guards, how to work the parole system, and a glossary of prison slang to make the transition easier.

Synopsis:

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 time in American history, staying alive and well — both mentally and physically — is tougher than ever.

Table of Contents

Behind Bars Introduction

Part 1: You're Under Arrest

1. Busted!

2. Four Fatal Legal Mistakes(and How to Avoid Them)

Part 2: You've Got Jail!

3. Big Houses, Dog Pens, and Gladiator Schools: The U.S. Prison System

4. Hack's, Cops, and Cons: Who's Who in Prison

Part 3: Doing Time

5. Jugged: Welcome to Prison

6. Don't Drop the Soap: Sex in the Slammer

7. My Baloney Has a First Name: Food in Prison

8. License Plates and GEDs: Work and School in Prison

9. Blood In, Blood Out: Prison Gangs and Violence

10. Brother, Can You Spare Some Time: A Day in the Life of Joe Convict

11. We Ain't No Debutantes: Women Behind Bars

Part 4: Beyond The Walls

12. Happy Days Are Here Again: Getting Out

13. Revolving Doors: Fixing the Incarceration Machine

Appendixes

A. Slammer Slang: A Glossary

B. We Understand, Son: Prison Reform Advocacy Groups

Index[

Product Details

ISBN:
9780028643519
Author:
Ross, Jeffrey Ian
Author:
Richards, Stephen C.
Author:
Richards, Ph.D., Stephen C.
Author:
Richards, Stephen C. C
Author:
Ross, Ph.D., Jeffrey Ian
Publisher:
Alpha
Location:
Indianapolis, IN
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
Prison administration
Subject:
Prisoners
Subject:
Prison violence.
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Prisoners -- United States.
Subject:
Prison administration -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
no. 2000-09
Publication Date:
20020501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.04x6.06x.63 in. .84 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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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 time in American history, staying alive and well — both mentally and physically — is tougher than ever.

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