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

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.

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 WomenOverIncarcerated.org, shares her 6 1/2 years of hands-on experience successfully challenging injustice from behind bars.

Convict Criminology

  • Filename: convict-criminology.
  • ISBN: 0534574335
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 387
  • Author: Jeffrey Ian Ross
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company



CONVICT CRIMINOLOGY is a collection of chapters written by criminologists, half of whom are ex-convicts. The book includes provocative discussions of rehabilitation, recidivism, drug addiction, life inside different prison systems, transincarceration, discrimination against felons, fathers in prison, and children in adult jails. The book merges autobiographical stories with criminological research to introduce a convict perspective that includes new ideas, vocabulary, and policy recommendations. CONVICT CRIMINOLOGY is a comprehensive text that covers all major topics related to prison life, prisoner reentry to the community, and research on prisons, in an engaging, thought-provoking style.

Getting Life

  • Filename: getting-life.
  • ISBN: 9781476756844
  • Release Date: 2014-07-08
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Michael Morton
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



“A devastating and infuriating book, more astonishing than any legal thriller by John Grisham” (The New York Times) about a young father who spent twenty-five years in prison for a crime he did not commit…and his eventual exoneration and return to life as a free man. On August 13, 1986, just one day after his thirty-second birthday, Michael Morton went to work at his usual time. By the end of the day, his wife Christine had been savagely bludgeoned to death in the couple’s bed—and the Williamson County Sherriff’s office in Texas wasted no time in pinning her murder on Michael, despite an absolute lack of physical evidence. Michael was swiftly sentenced to life in prison for a crime he had not committed. He mourned his wife from a prison cell. He lost all contact with their son. Life, as he knew it, was over. Drawing on his recollections, court transcripts, and more than 1,000 pages of personal journals he wrote in prison, Michael recounts the hidden police reports about an unidentified van parked near his house that were never pursued; the bandana with the killer’s DNA on it, that was never introduced in court; the call from a neighboring county reporting the attempted use of his wife’s credit card, which was never followed up on; and ultimately, how he battled his way through the darkness to become a free man once again. “Even for readers who may feel practically jaded about stories of injustice in Texas—even those who followed this case closely in the press—could do themselves a favor by picking up Michael Morton’s new memoir…It is extremely well-written [and] insightful” (The Austin Chronicle). Getting Life is an extraordinary story of unfathomable tragedy, grave injustice, and the strength and courage it takes to find forgiveness.

Pruno Ramen and a Side of Hope

  • Filename: pruno-ramen-and-a-side-of-hope.
  • ISBN: 9781618689269
  • Release Date: 2015-02-24
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Courtney B. Lance
  • Publisher: Post Hill Press



Imagine you are in prison for a crime you did not commit. You cannot believe what has happened to you and you're certain the system will correct the error. Five years later and you're still behind bars. Are you still certain? What would you do to survive day after week after month locked up with some of the most dangerous people you'd ever meet? People who have been wrongfully convicted tell stories of hope, redemption, and how they continued to believe the system that put them behind bars would eventually find them innocent. From prison yard gardens to contraband cooking to family visits, "Pruno, Ramen, and a Side of Hope" gives you a glimpse of life inside some of America's prisons and shares how each exoneree survived, and in some cases thrived, and prevailed against overwhelming odds.

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.

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.

A World Apart

  • Filename: a-world-apart.
  • ISBN: 9780307430557
  • Release Date: 2007-12-18
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Cristina Rathbone
  • Publisher: Random House



“Life in a women’s prison is full of surprises,” writes Cristina Rathbone in her landmark account of life at MCI-Framingham. And so it is. After two intense court battles with prison officials, Rathbone gained unprecedented access to the otherwise invisible women of the oldest running women’s prison in America. The picture that emerges is both astounding and enraging. Women reveal the agonies of separation from family, and the prevalence of depression, and of sexual predation, and institutional malaise behind bars. But they also share their more personal hopes and concerns. There is horror in prison for sure, but Rathbone insists there is also humor and romance and downright bloody-mindedness. Getting beyond the political to the personal, A World Apart is both a triumph of empathy and a searing indictment of a system that has overlooked the plight of women in prison for far too long. At the center of the book is Denise, a mother serving five years for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense. Denise’s son is nine and obsessed with Beanie Babies when she first arrives in prison. He is fourteen and in prison himself by the time she is finally released. As Denise struggles to reconcile life in prison with the realities of her son’s excessive freedom on the outside, we meet women like Julie, who gets through her time by distracting herself with flirtatious, often salacious relationships with male correctional officers; Louise, who keeps herself going by selling makeup and personalized food packages on the prison black market; Chris, whose mental illness leads her to kill herself in prison; and Susan, who, after thirteen years of intermittent incarceration, has come to think of MCI-Framingham as home. Fearlessly truthful and revelatory, A World Apart is a major work of investigative journalism and social justice. From the Hardcover edition.

Inside

  • 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

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