A collection of books for sale written about prison. This group will create a library of information of what to read and where to find it. Some will be Prisoners books and others written by people connected to prison.
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Two young brothers who were involved in the streets of their home town. Forced to grow up fast, due to unfortunate circumstances and being misguided by their surroundings, they both become products of their environment. In doing so, they make names for themselves and are feared by their home town community which is known as Killa Kounty. Khufu,…[Read more]
Incarceration can be cruel for prisoners and their loved ones. Learn what to expect and make the best of this time by staying safe and building a life behind bars. The Federal Prison Handbook teaches everything you need to know to protect yourself and your rights, compiled by a college-educated inmate currently serving time at a federal prison.…[Read more]
For 30 years, the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons (JPP) has been a prisoner written, academically oriented and peer reviewed, non-profit journal, based on the tradition of the penal press. It brings the knowledge produced by prison writers together with academic arguments to enlighten public discourse about the current state of carceral…[Read more]
j cMany prisoners and ex-prisoners have authored public works. A bibliography of published works by U.S. prisoners and ex-prisoners, 1798 to 1988, lists about 950 titles.^ Two-thirds of those titles were published between 1971 and 1981.^ Established literary presses and literary magazines in the U.S. have printed thousands of prisoners’ poems a…
Having gained unique access to California prisoners and corrections officials and to thousands of prisoners’ written grievances and institutional responses, Kitty Calavita and Valerie Jenness take us inside one of the most significant, yet largely invisible, institutions in the U…[Read more]
j cThe Prison Journal was begun by the Pennsylvania Prison Society, America’s oldest prison reform organization, which was founded in 1787. The Prison Journal has continued to be a central forum for studies, ideas, and discussions of adult and juvenile confinement, treatment interventions, and alternative sanctions.
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