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Life On The Outside

Author : Jennifer Gonnerman
ISBN : 1429931566
Genre : Social Science
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A groundbreaking work of reportage on the hidden consequences of America's prison boom Life On the Outside tells the story of Elaine Bartlett, who spent sixteen years in Bedford Hills prison for selling cocaine-a first offense under New York's harsh Rockefeller drug laws. The book opens on the morning of January 26, 2000, when she is set free, having received clemency from the governor. At forty-two, Elaine has virtually nothing: no money, no job, no real home. What she does have is a large and troubled family, including four children, who live in a decrepit Lower East Side housing project. "I left one prison to come home to another," Elaine says. Over the next months, she clashes with her daughters, hunts for a job, visits her son and her husband in prison, negotiates the rules of parole, searches for her own home-and campaigns for the repeal of the sentencing guidelines that led to her long prison term. In recent years, the United States has imprisoned more than two million people while making few preparations for their eventual release. Now these prisoners are coming home in record numbers, as unprepared for "life on the outside" as society is for them. Writing with a passion and an empathy that recall There Are No Children Here and Cold New World, Jennifer Gonnerman calls attention to this mounting national crisis by crafting an intimate family portrait-a story of struggle and survival, guilt and forgiveness, loneliness and love. Life on the Outside is a 2004 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.


Author : Farai Chideya
ISBN : 1932360263
Genre : Political Science
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The author of Don't Believe the Hype: Fighting Cultural Misinformation About African Americans argues that the U.S. lacks the proper institutions and structures to debate the complicated and important issues facing the nation, covering war, drugs, prisons, and tax cuts, as well as other timely topics. Original.

Life Without Parole

Author : Charles J. Ogletree
ISBN : 9780814762486
Genre : Social Science
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Is life without parole the perfect compromise to the death penalty? Or is it as ethically fraught as capital punishment? This comprehensive, interdisciplinary anthology treats life without parole as “the new death penalty.” Editors Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and Austin Sarat bring together original work by prominent scholars in an effort to better understand the growth of life without parole and its social, cultural, political, and legal meanings. What justifies the turn to life imprisonment? How should we understand the fact that this penalty is used disproportionately against racial minorities? What are the most promising avenues for limiting, reforming, or eliminating life without parole sentences in the United States? Contributors explore the structure of life without parole sentences and the impact they have on prisoners, where the penalty fits in modern theories of punishment, and prospects for (as well as challenges to) reform.

Continuing The Struggle For Justice

Author : Barry Krisberg
ISBN : 9781452278957
Genre : Social Science
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This centennial collection of essays and original research studies captures the varied spectrum of philosophies and concerns of the Board and staff of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) over the past century . The criminological experts represented in this volume are renowned for their study and research into the far reaches of this field of study. As a chronicle of the NCCD's development, editors Barry Krisberg, Susan Marchionna, and Christopher Baird include some of the most groundbreaking material to come out of the workings of this unique American institution.


Author : Rob Tillman
ISBN : 9780982131817
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When you cannot see past the obstacles that the world presents you, there is no real need for bars - you're already imprisoned - Rob Tillman, Author or Xtrepreneur: Escape The Cycle Almost one year to the day he graduated high school and went to a major university on a full scholarship, Rob found himself in a jail cell... At the time, all he could think was, WRONG PLACE - WRONG TIME - WRONG PERSON. After heading a multi-million dollar company by thirty, traveling globally, and being able to share with others how to succeed regardless of their situations; he has become fully aware that it was exactly the RIGHT PLACE - RIGHT TIME - RIGHT PERSON (him). If YOU, a FAMILY MEMBER, or FRIEND are one of the over 700,000 that return back to their communities each year after incarceration finding many barriers to a successful life outside The Cycle (recidivism); NOW is the time to invest in a better future with Xtrepreneur! Like a key to handcuffs, an untapped world of opportunity is unlocked in Rob Tillman's unique approach to Escaping The Cycle. In a very conversational and straightforward tone; he gives a no-holds barred blueprint for successfully steering away from The Cycle, moving into legitimate business ventures, and attaining TRUE FREEDOM... If we don't prepare these inmates for their return to the community, the odds are great that their first incarceration will not be their last. - Pat Nolan, Vice-President of Prison Fellowship Ministries and Author of When Prisoners Return Don't rule out the possibility of going into business for yourself. Let me re-phrase that. Don't rule out the possibility of creating your own 'LEGITIMATE' business. - Michael B. Jackson, Author of How ToDo Good After Prison: A Handbook for The 'Committed Man' Today, a felony record functions like an invisible scarlet letter, ensuring that former inmates are treated as outcasts whose debt to society can never be fully repaid. - Jennifer Gonnerman, Author of Life On The Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett

The Crisis

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ISBN : UOM:39015057999123
Genre : African Americans
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City Limits

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Zero To Three

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International Journal Of Comparative And Applied Criminal Justice

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ISBN : IND:30000107298832
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