Behind Bars

  • Filename: behind-bars.
  • ISBN: 0028643518
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 219
  • Author: Jeffrey Ian Ross
  • Publisher: Penguin

Best ways to avoid being beaten, sexually abused, or getting killed; US origin.

Behind Bars

  • Filename: behind-bars.
  • ISBN: 9781440690051
  • Release Date: 2002-05-01
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Jeffrey Ross
  • Publisher: Penguin

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

Behind Bars

  • Filename: behind-bars.
  • ISBN: 9781440695773
  • Release Date: 2002-05-01
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Jeffrey Ross
  • Publisher: Penguin

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

Prison Ramen

  • Filename: prison-ramen.
  • ISBN: 9780761187028
  • Release Date: 2015-11-03
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Clifton Collins
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing

A unique and edgy cookbook, Prison Ramen takes readers behind bars with more than 65 ramen recipes and stories of prison life from the inmate/cooks who devised them, including celebrities like Slash from Guns n’ Roses and the actor Shia LaBeouf. Instant ramen is a ubiquitous food, beloved by anyone looking for a cheap, tasty bite—including prisoners, who buy it at the commissary and use it as the building block for all sorts of meals. Think of this as a unique cookbook of ramen hacks. Here’s Ramen Goulash. Black Bean Ramen. Onion Tortilla Ramen Soup. The Jailhouse Hole Burrito. Orange Porkies—chili ramen plus white rice plus ½ bag of pork skins plus orange-flavored punch. Ramen Nuggets. Slash’s J-Walking Ramen (with scallions, Sriracha hot sauce, and minced pork). Coauthors Gustavo “Goose” Alvarez and Clifton Collins Jr. are childhood friends—one an ex-con, now free and living in Mexico, and the other a highly successful Hollywood character actor who’s enlisted friends and celebrities to contribute their recipes and stories. Forget flowery writing about precious, organic ingredients—these stories are a first-person, firsthand look inside prison life, a scared-straight reality to complement the offbeat recipes.

Who Moved My Soap

  • Filename: who-moved-my-soap.
  • ISBN: 1439129738
  • Release Date: 2009-08-25
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Andy Borowitz
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Attention, CEOs: Finally, a book you don't have to cook! If you're a CEO who's just been caught, this is the book you won't want to be caught without. Who Moved My Soap? The CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison is loaded with helpful tips, including: • How to go from "bitch" to "boss" in one week or less • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Prisoners • Complete prison-slang/corporate-speak glossary • Prison cell feng shui • How to avoid getting back-stabbed -- literally • The Zagat guide to fine prison dining


  • Filename: inside.
  • ISBN: 0312343507
  • Release Date: 2007-06-26
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Michael G. Santos
  • Publisher: Macmillan

Shares the stories of the author's fellow prisoners from gang leaders to Wall Street criminals, discussing the choices that led to their convictions and their experiences of life behind bars.

Prison Inc

  • Filename: prison-inc.
  • ISBN: 9780814799550
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 247
  • Author: K.C. Carceral
  • Publisher: NYU Press

In 1888, Leo Tolstoy mysteriously declared that sexual intercourse should no longer exist. Years later he would admit to being "horrified" by this pronouncement, but still remained an ardent believer in sexual abstinence. Frequenter of brothels in his youth, father of thirteen children by his wife and at least two children by peasant women before he was married, Tolstoy now had the audacity to suggest that people should stop having sex. How can such a repudiation be explained? Beginning with Tolstoy's Kreutzer Sonata-his first written "declaration of war on human sexuality"--Tolstoy on the Couch takes us on a sweeping psychoanalytic tour of Tolstoy's diaries and other private materials, revealing that behind his campaign for celibacy lay a painful and complicated drama of early childhood. Rooting Tolstoy's polarized feelings about women and sexuality in his uncontrollable rage toward the mother who died when he was a toddler, Rancour-Laferriere offers profound psychobiographic insights into Tolstoy's lifelong animosity toward women--and into the women he loved to hate.

Beyond Bars

  • Filename: beyond-bars.
  • ISBN: 9781101108529
  • Release Date: 2009-07-07
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Jeffrey Ross
  • Publisher: Penguin

Can the common criminal get a fresh start? An essential resource for former convicts and their families post-incarceration. The United States has the largest criminal justice system in the world, with currently over 7 million adults and juveniles in jail, prison, or community custody. Because they spend enough time in prison to disrupt their connections to their families and their communities, they are not prepared for the difficult and often life-threatening process of reentry. As a result, the percentage of these people who return to a life of crime and additional prison time escalates each year. Beyond Bars is the most current, practical, and comprehensive guide for ex-convicts and their families about managing a successful reentry into the community and includes: *Tips on how to prepare for release while still in Prison *Ways to deal with family members, especially spouses and children *Finding a job *Money issues such as budgets, bank accounts, taxes, and debt *Avoiding drugs and other illicit activities *Free resources to rely on for support

How To Navigate Through Federal Prison And Gain An Early Release

  • Filename: how-to-navigate-through-federal-prison-and-gain-an-early-release.
  • ISBN: 9780991104178
  • Release Date: 2015-02-03
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Lisa Barrett with Jamila T. Davis
  • Publisher: Voices International Publications Inc.

Have you or a loved one been sentenced to serve time in Federal prison and have no clue what to expect? This experience doesn't have to be as scary or stressful as you may think. There is a way to overcome this obstacle as quickly as possible and come out on top! Let Lisa Barrett teach you the ropes! Barrett, a former school teacher and Teacher's Union President sentenced to serve a year in Federal prison, utilized her time behind bars to create an invaluable road map for prisoners. Through her first hand experience, research and interviews with numerous inmates, Barrett has compiled a unique resource for Federal prisoners; the first of its kind written from a women's perspective. How to Navigate Through Federal Prison and Gain an Early Release is a detailed prisoner's survival guide, written by former inmate, Lisa Barrett, with excerpts by Jamila T. Davis. This captivating book vividly guides readers through the journey of incarceration, shattering the fear of the unknown! Designed in an easy-to-read format, step-by-step, readers are provided a crash course on the "do's and "dont's" for new prisoners, while being enlightened to the scope of services, programs and policies of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). From learning what to bring, what you'll need to buy, how to stay connected with the outside world, how to receive money, how to survive on prison food, how to land a decent job, how to utilize your time productively, and much more, Barrett provides a plethora of resources and techniques that are useful to prisoners. Additionally, this book includes detailed excerpts by inmate/activist Jamila T. Davis on viable legal remedies, strategies to gain relief from the U.S. Courts and BOP available options for early release. Davis, author of the Voices of Consequences Enrichment Series and co-founder of, shares her 6 1/2 years of hands-on experience successfully challenging injustice from behind bars.

Dress Behind Bars

  • Filename: dress-behind-bars.
  • ISBN: 9780857732170
  • Release Date: 2009-11-30
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Juliet Ash
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris

From nineteenth-century broad arrows and black and white stripes to twenty first-century orange jumpsuits, prison clothing has both mirrored and bolstered the power of penal institutions over prisoners’ lives. Vividly illustrated and based on original research, including throughout the voices of the incarcerated, this book is a pioneering history and investigation of prison dress, which demystifies the experience of what it is like to be an imprisoned criminal. Juliet Ash takes the reader on a journey from the production of prison clothing to the bodies of its wearers. She uncovers a history characterised by waves of reform, sandwiched between regimes that use clothing as punishment and discovers how inmates use their dress to surmount, subvert or survive these punishment cultures. She reveals the hoods, the masks, and pink boxer shorts, near nakedness, even twenty first-century ‘civvies’ to be not just other types of uniform but political embodiments of the surveillance of everyday life.


  • Filename: inside.
  • ISBN: 9781614171768
  • Release Date: 2012-02-13
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: John Hoskison
  • Publisher: John Hoskison

This is a true life story of incredible forgiveness. Top professional golfer John Hoskison swaps fairways for some of the toughest prisons in Britain after accepting a drink and driving home. On his short journey he hits and kills a cyclist. His survival is only possible by the incredible forgiveness he receives and the kindness shown to him by some of the toughest cons. This is an emotional book that shows the failings of the prison system in Britain and how the ability to forgive is such a wonderful human characteristic. ‘This is a must read book that illustrates just how quickly your life can turn upside down. There but for the grace of God...’ John Francome, Best Selling Author and Champion Jockey. Entertaining and 100 more time scary than any drink/drive campaign. FHM Magazine

Law Man

  • Filename: law-man.
  • ISBN: 9780307887856
  • Release Date: 2012-08-07
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Shon Hopwood
  • Publisher: Crown

Law Man is an improbable-but-true memoir of redemption -- the story of a young bank robber who became the greatest jailhouse lawyer in American history, and who changed not just his own life, but the lives of everyone around him. Shon Hopwood was a good kid from a good Nebraskan family, a small-town basketball star whose parents had started a local church. Few who knew him as a friendly teen would have imagined that, shortly after returning home from the Navy, he’d be adrift with few prospects and plotting to rob a bank. But rob he did, committing five heists before being apprehended. Only twenty three and potentially facing twelve years in Illinois’ Pekin Federal Prison, Shon feared his life was already over. He’d shamed himself and his loving family and friends, and a part of him wanted to die. He wasn’t sure at first if he’d survive the prison gangs, but slowly glimmers of hope appeared. He earned some respect on the prison basketball court, received a steady flow of letters from hometown well wishers, including a note from a special girl whom he’d thought too beautiful to ever pay him notice – and, most crucially, he secured a job in the prison law library. It was an assignment that would prove his salvation. Poring over the library’s thick legal volumes, Shon discovered that he had a knack for the law, and he soon became the go-to guy for inmates seeking help. Then came a request to write a complex petition to the Supreme Court – a high-wire act of jailhouse lawyering that had never before met with success. By the time Shon walked out of Pekin Prison he’d pulled off a series of legal miracles, earned the undying gratitude of numerous inmates, won the woman of his dreams, and built a new life for himself far greater than anything he could have imagined. A story that mixes moments of high-adrenaline with others of deep poignancy, Law Man is a powerful reminder that even the worst mistakes can be redeemed through faith, hard work and the love and support of others. From the Hardcover edition.

Global Perspectives on Re Entry

  • Filename: global-perspectives-on-re-entry.
  • ISBN: 9789514483493
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 477
  • Author: Ikponwosa O. Ekunwe
  • Publisher: University of Tampere

"Global Perspectives on Re-Entry explores the challenges facing ex-prisoners as they attempt to return to society after serving time in prison. The problem of re-entry is of growing interest to academics, correctional professionals and policy makers who are concerned with high rates of incarceration and the increase in the numbers of prisoners caught up in the revolving door of criminal justice. This book is the first attempt to explore the problem of re-entry from an international perspective. The focus of this book is on strategies utilized in various parts of the Western world that shed light on the struggles facing ex-prisoners upon re-entry, as well as on the way different countries have attempted to solve these problems. The book seeks to address the important set of issues involved by bringing together the best of recent research and ideas on the subject of desistance from crime around the world, with a distinct focus on how research might impact upon the implementation of ex-offender reintegration policies. The book is divided into two sections. The chapters in the first part, Societal / Institutional Perspective, consider the societal and institutional issues in different countries. The chapters in the second part of the book, Perspective of the Ex-Offender, present various viewpoints of experts with first-hand accounts of the re-entry experiences of ex-convicts."--Publisher's description.

The Prison Library Primer

  • Filename: the-prison-library-primer.
  • ISBN: 9780810867437
  • Release Date: 2009-08-28
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Brenda Vogel
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press

In this century the central and quintessential correctional facility program ought to be the library. While the U.S. prison industry has embraced a massive reentry movement emphasizing literacy and job readiness for former felons, prison libraries have been ignored as potential sources for reintegration. In The Prison Library Primer: A Program for the Twenty-First Century, Brenda Vogel addresses the unique challenges facing the prison librarian. This practical guide to operating and promoting a correctional library focuses on the basic priorities: collection development; location, space planning, and furnishing suggestions; information on court decisions and legislation affecting prisoners' rights. This volume also includes an information-skills training curriculum, sample administration policies, essential digital and print sources, and community support resources. Equipped with practical library science tools and creative solutions, The Prison Library Primer is an invaluable resource that will help the librarian and library advocate develop, grow, and maintain an effective, user-centered library program.

The Fellas

  • Filename: the-fellas.
  • ISBN: 0534599044
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 135
  • Author: Charles M. Terry
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

An engaging writer, Chuck Terry presents this powerful study on the tremendous obstacles that drug addicts drifting in and out of prison must overcome in order to get clean and "make it" in society. Thoroughly researched and based on sound theory, this text covers how societal reaction to drugs and addiction shape criminal policy and behavior. Terry's powerful voice as a writer brings each of "the fellas" to life as he tells their story on how they became addicts and documents their on going struggle with addiction---both in and out of prison. Terry follows the story of "the fellas" as they beat the odds, get clean, and try to make a better life for themselves. And, he tells the somber story of those who are not able to overcome the obstacles of drugs and prison.

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