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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander
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The New Jim Crow was initially published with a modest first printing and reasonable expectations for a hard-hitting book on a tough topic. Now, ten-plus printings later, the long-awaited paperback version of the book Lani Guinier calls “brave and... (read more)

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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson
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“A distinguished NYU law professor and MacArthur grant recipient offers the compelling story of the legal practice he founded to protect the rights of people on the margins of American society....Emotionally profound, necessary reading.&rdquo... (read more)

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Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison
Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison
by Piper Kerman
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Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
by Michel Foucault
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New Jim Crow (10 Edition)
New Jim Crow (10 Edition)
by Michelle Alexander
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Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly... (read more)

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Are Prisons Obsolete? (Seven Stories' Open Media Book)
Are Prisons Obsolete? (Seven Stories' Open Media Book)
by Angela Y. Davis
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With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition... (read more)

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Prison Writings: My Life is My Sundance
Prison Writings: My Life is My Sundance
by Leonard Peltier
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Edited by Harvey Arden, with an Introduction by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, and a Preface by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. In 1977, Leonard Peltier received a life sentence for the murder of two FBI agents. He has affirmed his innocence ever since-... (read more)

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In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison
In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison
by Jack Henry Abbott
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A visionary book in the repertoire of prison literature. This is a 37 year old man's account of 25 years behind bars.... (read more)

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Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States
Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States
by Helen Prejean
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In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana's Angola State Prison. In the months before Sonnier's death, the Roman... (read more)

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Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
by Victor M. Rios, Jr.
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Qualitative Data is meant for the novice researcher who needs guidance on what specifically to do when faced with a sea of information. It takes readers through the qualitative research process, beginning with an examination of the basic philosophy of... (read more)

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Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison
Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison
by Nell Bernstein
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When teenagers scuffle during a basketball game, they are typically benched. But when Will got into it on the court, he and his rival were sprayed in the face at close range by a chemical similar to Mace, denied a shower for twenty-four hours, and then... (read more)

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Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian
Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian
by Avi Steinberg
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Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to Harvard, he has only a senior thesis essay on Bugs Bunny to show for his effort. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, he remains stuck at a crossroads, unable to meet the lofty... (read more)

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Race, Gender and Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror (Critical Issues in Crime and Society)
Race, Gender and Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror (Critical Issues in Crime and Society)
by Mary Bosworth
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The disproportionate representation of black Americans in the U.S. criminal justice system is well documented. Far less well-documented are the entrenched systems and beliefs that shape punishment and other official forms of social control today. In Race,... (read more)

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Invisible Punishment : the Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment (02 Edition)
Invisible Punishment : the Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment (02 Edition)
by Marc Mauer
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In a series of newly commissioned essays from the leading scholars and advocates in criminal justice, Invisible Punishment explores, for the first time, the far-reaching consequences of our current criminal justice policies. Adopted as part of "get tough... (read more)

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Private Prisons in America : Critical Race Perspective (06 Edition)
Private Prisons in America : Critical Race Perspective (06 Edition)
by Michael A. Hallett
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Under the auspices of a governmentally sanctioned "war on drugs," incarceration rates in the United States have risen dramatically since 1980. Increasingly, correctional administrators at all levels are turning to private, for-profit corporations to... (read more)

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A World Apart: Women, Prison, and Life Behind Bars
A World Apart: Women, Prison, and Life Behind Bars
by Cristina Rathbone
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Chapter 1 FLOSS FLUFFY WAS A surprise. An aging seventies throwback with piles of teased blond hair and too much makeup, she was older than Denise Russell, past her prime perhaps, and sad, but not frightening, not threatening at all. Denise had never... (read more)

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The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
by John Grisham
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In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Rons home, a young... (read more)

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Punishing the Poor: The Neoliberal Government of Social Insecurity (Politics, History, and Culture)
Punishing the Poor: The Neoliberal Government of Social Insecurity (Politics, History, and Culture)
by Loic Wacquant
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The punitive turn of penal policy in the United States after the acme of the Civil Rights movement responds not to rising criminal insecurity but to the social insecurity spawned by the fragmentation of wage labor and the shakeup of the ethnoracial... (read more)

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Restoring Justice: An Introduction to Restorative Justice
Restoring Justice: An Introduction to Restorative Justice
by Daniel W. Van Ness
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Restoring Justice: An Introduction to Restorative Justice, Fifth Edition, offers a clear and convincing explanation of restorative justice, a movement within criminal justice with growing worldwide influence. It explores the broad appeal of this new... (read more)

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Trading Democracy for Justice: Criminal Convictions and the Decline of Neighborhood Political Participation (Chicago Studies in American Politics)
Trading Democracy for Justice: Criminal Convictions and the Decline of Neighborhood Political Participation (Chicago Studies in American Politics)
by Traci R. Burch
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The United States imprisons far more people, total and per capita, and at a higher rate than any other country in the world. Among the more than 1.5 million Americans currently incarcerated, minorities and the poor are disproportionately represented... (read more)

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