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41. NO MATTER HOW LOUD I SHOUT : A
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42. Punishment and Democracy: Three
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43. Papillon
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44. Their Sisters' Keepers: Women's
45. Journey Into Madness: The True
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46. Community-Based Corrections
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47. Acres of Skin
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48. Encyclopedia of American Prisons
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49. Corrections: A Critical Approach
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50. Gender And Prisons (The International
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51. Correctional Ethics (The International
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52. Serving Time, Serving Others:
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53. Marching Powder: A True Story
54. You Got Nothing Coming: Notes
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55. The History of the Gulag: From
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56. A World Apart: Women, Prison,
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57. Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen
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58. The Oxford History of the Prison:
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60. Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Justice

41. NO MATTER HOW LOUD I SHOUT : A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court
by Simon & Schuster
Paperback (07 May, 1997)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This is one powerful book: it will grab you with vivid stories about individual kids, draw you in with honesty and compassion, and amaze you with alarming details about how the juvenile justice system works (or rather, doesn't work) in America. Anyone interested in the problem of crime should read Edward Humes's gripping account of how future criminals are shaped in youth, and how the system misses its chance to help them before they're lost for good. As Richard Bernstein writes in the Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Well-written, insightful, enlightening
Written over the course of one year in LA's juvenile court system, this book is very enlightening to the plight of our kids in detention and on the streets. It has recently been reported that less than 10% of Florida's almost $709 million juvenile justice budget is spent on prevention. I hope to do my personal part to change this in my community, by supporting intervention programs for at-risk youth.

5-0 out of 5 stars Everyone Should Read This
This book is so SOOO depressing. And we deserve to feel that way about our Juvenile Justice system. Everyone remotely attached to criminal law or children should read this.

5-0 out of 5 stars Indepth, insightful story by a gifted author
No Matter How Loud I Shout reads like a novel. It is an incredibly well written and compassionate view of the life of some of the country's forgotten "children".I really enjoyed it as well as "Baby ER" also by Mr. Humes. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Administration of justice    2. California    3. Child Advocacy    4. Juvenile courts    5. Juvenile justice, Administration of    6. Legal Reference / Law Profession    7. Legal System    8. Penology    9. Social Science    10. Sociology    11. Sociology - General    12. Penology & punishment    13. Social Science / Sociology / General    14. Sociology, Social Studies   


42. Punishment and Democracy: Three Strikes and You're Out in California (Studies in Crime and Public Policy)
by Oxford University Press, USA
Paperback (13 November, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A crucial analysis of a dangerous problem
I'll be using this analysis for my Public Policy course.Zimring has done a great job, and is again bound to offend the simple & easily offended. 1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
This is an important topic, but the empirical work in this book is at the level of the average newspaper.The work doesn't even take into account that all counties in California didn'tfollow the rules.What about simultaneously trying to account for arrest rate and conviction rates or changes in any other factors that affect crime? ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Criminal Law - General    2. Criminology    3. Social Science    4. Sociology    5. California    6. Criminal law    7. Law | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Prisons & Punishment    8. Local government policies    9. Penology & punishment    10. Social Science / Penology    11. USA   


43. Papillon
by Harper Perennial
Paperback (26 June, 2001)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Was Charriere only a good story teller?
After reading the book, I almost fancy committing a crime with the hope of a prison sentence and the chance of escape! This is an excellent read! I have traveled in Guyana and around the southern Caribbean to some extent and the sea is very rough. He must have been some sailor!
4-0 out of 5 stars Papillon makes you stronger
This is one of those Ultimate Tales of Survival. When I was back in school my father always asked me to read 'Pappilon'. Now after 14 years I understand why. The survival story of Pappi is 'surreal'. What I mean by that is - a normal person would give up and die in similar situations. From French Guyana to the Devils Island and finally to Venezuala, Henri Charriere perhaps brings out the extreme in mans zeal to survive all odds. While reading the book quite often you end up asking - can this be true, can this be real, what if Iam in a similar position. Pappi brings out great condradictions - he is on island inhabited by the Indians who are supposed to be ferocious and merciless. On this island he finds love and peace. He is on an island of Lepers - here he finds friendship and compassion. He is resting in a church and totally trusts the mother superior. And she is the one who betrays him. To sum up - Papillon makes you stronger
5-0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable
I first read Papillon over ten years ago. I borrowed a copy on the recommendation of a friend. Ten years later, the story called me back and again it blew me away.
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Subjects:  1. 1906-1973    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. Charriere, Henri,    7. Charriáere, Henri,    8. Criminals & Outlaws    9. French Guiana    10. General    11. Literary    12. Prisoners    13. Biography & Autobiography / Literary    14. Charrière, Henri   


44. Their Sisters' Keepers: Women's Prison Reform in America, 1830-1930 (Women and Culture Series)
by University of Michigan Press
Paperback (01 June, 1984)
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Subjects:  1. Penology    2. Sociology    3. United States - General    4. Women's Studies - History    5. Prisons    6. Social Science / Women's Studies    7. USA    8. c 1800 to c 1900   


45. Journey Into Madness: The True Story of Secret CIA Mind Control and Medical Abuse
by Bantam
Hardcover (01 May, 1989)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Secret Medical Tortures
This 1989 book was written to tell the world about the use of physicians in medical torture of political prisoners. It didn't start in Nazi Germany, and didn't end in Abu Ghraib (drugs, electroshock, gags, garrotes, blindfolds, branding irons, sexual abuse, mock executions). Physicians provide fake medical certificates for persons tortured to death ('Perspectives'). The author had access to written testimony, and off-the-record interviews (which were confirmed from other independent sources). 5-0 out of 5 stars GORDON THOMAS SHOULD BE GIVEN THE NOBLE PEACE PRIZE
Journey into Madness is one of THE ABSOLUTE BEST books I have ever read in my entire life.If I was the principal of a High School, Journey Into Madness would be a required reading for all of the students.The young people need to learn that they have the right to living a pain-free life. And they need to understand that they will NOT get into trouble for reporting distressful or torturous experiences to authorities like they're librarians, nurses, and teachers.Thank you, Gordon Thomas, for being so kind as to offer the peace and mercy needed in the hearts of so many children and adults around the world.The American children are forever in debt to you for your merciful kindness.5-0 out of 5 stars Discovering what the gov't can do shocks.
Mr. Gordon's research and objectivity is laudable, his book an eye-opener.It lends credance to movies such as Blind Sight.Mr. Gordon's description of Dr. al-Abub, his training and mission and that his current endeavorscontinue makes one wonder what humans can be about that they could do toothers what they do. Can there still be Dr. Camerons/al Abubs working thetorture circuit in the name of nationalism and belief? ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Beirut    2. Case studies    3. Criminal Psychology    4. Human experimentation in medic    5. Human experimentation in medicine    6. Lebanon    7. Moral and ethical aspects    8. Nonfiction - General    9. Penology    10. Terrorism    11. Torture    12. U.S. Government - Intelligence Agencies    13. United States    14. Non-Classifiable   


46. Community-Based Corrections
by Wadsworth Publishing
Paperback (03 August, 2004)
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Subjects:  1. Community-based corrections    2. Criminal Procedure    3. Criminology    4. Parole    5. Penology    6. Probation    7. Reference    8. Social Science    9. Sociology    10. United States    11. Law / Criminal Procedure   


47. Acres of Skin
by Routledge
Hardcover (14 April, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Horrifying
This book clearly shows man's ability to use science for evil knows no bounds.What I truly don't understand is why none of the "testing" people are in prison.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Shocking Expose Relevant in Today's World
And you thought that horrible "medical" experiments on humans only took place in Germany and Japan during World War II?This exhaustively researched and documented book about using prisoners in Pennsylvania as guinea pigs to test the safety and efficacy of various types of medical, pharmacutical, cosmetic, and military products during the post-war years was an enormous surprise to this reader.
2-0 out of 5 stars Fluff
My god man. How much fluff can you put into one book. Mr. Hornblum, I have so much information to attain and so many books waiting on a list to be read that anything with useless time wasting fluff, aka long drawn out paragraphs, automatically goes on my "how not to write a book" list. I am sorry but your book made me more frustrated than enlightened, with all of your redundant repeats of what people said, told in eight differing ways, I am not sure if you thought the audience needed this much repeating or if you just needed to add a couple 20 pages to the final draft for appearances. But nonetheless I cannot sit and waste my precious time reading words of nothingness when there is an eternity of usefull information sitting out there waiting for me. *No arrogance intended, "I" as in us, humans.* I just don't see any excuse for this. Out of the 100% of book I would say there is about 25-35% of usefull concise information in it. Au Revoir` ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Archaeology    2. Convict labor    3. General    4. History    5. Holmesburg Prison    6. Human experimentation in medic    7. Human experimentation in medicine    8. Medical    9. Medical Research    10. Medical care    11. Penal Institutions    12. Pennsylvania    13. Philadelphia    14. Politics / Current Events    15. Prisoners    16. Research    17. Social Science    18. Sociology - General    19. Human rights    20. Medical / Ethics    21. Medical ethics    22. Offenders    23. Penology & punishment    24. USA    25. c 1945 to c 1960    26. c 1960 to c 1970    27. c 1970 to c 1980   


48. Encyclopedia of American Prisons
by Garland
Library Binding (February, 1996)
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Subjects:  1. Encyclopedias    2. History    3. Penal Institutions    4. Penology    5. Prison administration    6. Prisons    7. Reference    8. Social Science    9. Sociology    10. United States    11. Crime & criminology    12. Social Science / Sociology / General   


49. Corrections: A Critical Approach
by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Hardcover (29 July, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars I wish I'd known.
Professor Welch's book has allowed me to recognize that it is not being human that is the problem so much as being human amongst humans.This book offers broad perspective on criminal justice system that is both realistic and very direct. Professor Welch's presentation of our criminal justice system 'the way it really is' challenged my range of beliefs that came to exist from channels of expectations that did not belong to me at all, but belonged to the continent of what the field of being human has decided we must all feel, think and share. The book is straightforwardly read and intriguing, and I recommend it to any individual who is ready to be challenged.I just wish I'd known sooner what our criminal justice system does not tell. Despite CORRECTIONS: A CRITICAL APPROACH, I also recommend Michael Welch's PUNISHMENT IN AMERICA.

5-0 out of 5 stars I wish I'd known.
Professor Welch's book has allowed me to recognize that it is not being human that is the problem so much as being human amongst humans.This book offers broad perspective on criminal justice system that is both realistic and very direct. Professor Welch's presentation of our criminal justice system 'the way it really is' challenged my range of beliefs that came to exist from channels of expectations that did not belong to me at all, but belonged to the continent of what the field of being human has decided we must all feel, think, and share. The book is straightforwardly read and intriguing, and I recommend it to any individual who is ready to be challenged. I just wish I'd known sooner what our criminal justice system does not tell. Despite CORRECTIONS: A CRITICAL APPROACH, I also recommend Michael Welch's PUNISHMENT IN AMERICA.

5-0 out of 5 stars Against the compartmentalization of Justice
Since criminal justice only makes sense within the wider context of social justice, why do we insist on yoking law enforcement and the penal system with the fatal impasse of socioeconomic inequality and exploitation? AsProfessor Welch powerfully demonstrates, a large criminal justice system isa social failure -- much like dentistry, the criminal justice system'sprimary goal should be to put itself out of business, to defy theconservative propaganda-artists who evangelize $$$ for theprison-industrial complex. As a sociologist (and former prisonpsychologist), Welch was displeased with the descriptive or"objective" nature of most corrections textbooks; he required atext that would do justice to the byzantine entanglement of ironies whichforeordain the social construction of the prisoner. A critical approach tocorrections will schematize the wider precincts and differential vectors ofsocial control, the penal system presented as a stirring palimpsest of oursociety as a whole. For example, if white-collar crime is infinitely moredestructive to (read: expensive for) the socius, why don't we have aUniform Crime Report tuned to the interstices of corporate criminality? Ifa stable capitalist economy relies upon a Surplus Labor Pool of bored,frustrated, disillusioned citizenry, how can we expect the underclass touniversally reject the temptations of narcotics trafficking and otheresteem-granting shortcuts? If we truly live in the richest and mostenlightened nation on earth, why do we also have the largest statisticalratio of citizens festering away in lock-down? Prisoners, of course, aremore valuable as penal *commodities* than they would be on the welfaretake. By raking in every new generation of the underclass in to the prisonsystem, conservative administrations justify their perverse spending viaelection-motivated tough-on-crime propaganda, reinforcing the veryinjustices which overdetermine criminality and social deviance.... It goeswithout saying that most criminal justice departments are staffed by formerattornies and retired law enforcement personnel, enticing the student witha reactionary Us Against Them mentality which tends to downplay the crucialproblems of our persecutory and unredemptive prison system. Michael Welchis a rare exception in this morass of dreary cop rhetoric, shaking us awaketo the schizophrenia of that rough beast slouching towards Bethlehem, thatmost daemonic of American juggernauts, the hamstrung broken-backed criminaljustice system. Of course, to get the full effect of this text, one wouldhave to take Prof. Welch's course at Rutgers, but for those professors andadjuncts who want to shock their students awake with the *real* issues ofcontemporary corrections, this book should be back-ordered for theircourses ASAP.
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Subjects:  1. Corrections    2. Crime    3. Criminal Law - General    4. Law    5. Legal Reference / Law Profession    6. Penology    7. Prisoners    8. Prisons    9. Sociology    10. United States    11. Law / Criminal Law    12. Sociology, Social Studies   


50. Gender And Prisons (The International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology - Second Series)
by Ashgate Publishing
Hardcover (30 January, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. Gender & the Law    2. Law    3. Male prisoners    4. Masculinity    5. Penology    6. Prisons    7. Sociology    8. Gender studies    9. Jurisprudence & General Issues   


51. Correctional Ethics (The International Library of Essays in Public and Professional Ethics)
by Ashgate Publishing
Hardcover (28 February, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. Business / Economics / Finance    2. Business Ethics    3. Correctional personnel    4. Corrections    5. Ethics & Professional Responsibility    6. Law    7. Moral and ethical aspects    8. Professional ethics    9. Punishment    10. Ethics & moral philosophy    11. Penology & punishment   


52. Serving Time, Serving Others: Acts of Kindness by Inmates, Prison Staff, Victims, and Volunteers
by Fruit-Bearer Publishing
Paperback (November, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars What a track record!
When Tom and Laura Lagana came to me in 2003 about the possibility of compiling their inspirational prison stories, I had no idea that they would sell 30,000 copies within a three-year period. So many families are touched in one way or another by the correctons system, this little gem of a book is flying off the shelves and into eager hands.

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A Beautiful Book
5-0 out of 5 stars Serving Time, Serving Others
Serving Time, Serving Others is a heartwarming compilation of stories centered on the prison system. The stories are authored by inmates, volunteers and prison staff, and all of the stories will cause you to reevaluate any preconceived thoughts you may have on the prison system.The book will make you less judgmental and more judicious.Several stories, all of which were written by inmates, touched my heart as I read this book.Read more

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53. Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail
by St. Martin's Press
Paperback (May, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best book I have read this year!
I don't give a book 5 stars to often, but I have to say this is an excellent book. I couldn't put it down and finished over the weekend. This book is written very well and makes you want to keep reading. The fact that all of this is true makes it so much more interesting, also the pictures that were included were a nice touch. It just made the book that much more real. I would definitly recommend.

5-0 out of 5 stars Quite a remarkable book
Thomas McFadden is a drug trafficker.Oh don't worry, he freely admits to it in this book and he was actually caught trying to smuggle drugs out of South America when he was double crossed by a customs official.
4-0 out of 5 stars A good read, but ...
Having travelled throughout Latin America, I can report that the way in which the jail is run is not so strange, and is actually common throughout the poorer countries of the continent.The need for outside assistance and money is required in order to have any chance of long-term survivorbility.In countries where public funds are scarce, it makes common sense to the population that inmates should fund their own incarceration.
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54. You Got Nothing Coming: Notes from a Prison Fish
by Broadway
Hardcover (12 February, 2002)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Incredibly annoying, & the author really plays down his crime of murder.
I like to read true crime stories sometimes; they make me feel so appreciative of how fortunate I am in life. But this book is a STINKER. Don't waste your money here! The author was a cokehead who made friends with a fellow cokehead at an AA meeting, then they became bug buddies, bonding over all-night cocaine-snorting sessions. They wound up going to Las Vegas (actually it was Reno, but for some reason he's changed it to Vegas in this book) for a few days of non-stop partying. What irritated me most as I read this book was that the author claims how his buddy drove him crazy all the time, how much he despised him, etc., and I kept thinking, "Well if he's driving him THAT CRAZY why does he keep hanging out with him?! No one is forcing him to do it!" Obviously he was just attempting to rationalize the fact that he wound up strangling the poor guy to death in their hotel room on the trip. He never takes any responsibility for killing the guy; rather he acts as though the guy deserved it! And this was a little guy too, not a big man as the author makes him out to be. He killed him in a cocaine/alcohol-induced frenzy and then acted like the murdered man deserved it, this little guy who couldn't even physically defend himself. So the author goes to prison and wants us to believe he was admired by everyone there and was some sort of top dog among the inmates. He ends every story or chapter with incredibly irritating prison slang, such as "And it ain't NOTHIN' nice" or "And you got NOTHIN' comin' ", etc. The first couple of times he does it, it's OK, but he does it through the ENTIRE BOOK and it drove me NUTS! The only reason I kept reading it was because I wanted to see if he was ever going to take any responsibility for killing this little guy whom he refers to as "The Monster" (ha!). Also, I did some research on the author after I finished the book & discovered there are LOTS of innacuracies in his stories, including the tale about the kid hanging himself in the prison. It never even happened! The author apparently decided to just cash in on an evil deed he performed & thought it would make him look "cool", but in reality a guy like this would have been eaten alive in prison. If you like to read true crime, don't bother with this book; it's pure fiction and extremely annoying.

1-0 out of 5 stars Author is a liar
The following is from "Reality Bites"
3-0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, but does not ring true
I found this book entertaining. It kept me up late, interested to find out what happened next. I'm sad to say I think it's fiction.
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Subjects:  1. 1951-    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. Criminals & Outlaws    7. General    8. Lerner, Jimmy,    9. Nevada    10. Penology    11. Prison Life    12. Prisoners    13. Prisons    14. Biography & Autobiography / General   


55. The History of the Gulag: From Collectivization to the Great Terror (Annals of Communism Series)
by Yale University Press
Hardcover (10 November, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Factual and thorough
Oleg Khlevniuk's Russian archive work on researching the true extent of the destruction of humans under Stalin is by far the best work in the field. By painstakingly analyzing secret reports, top secret letters between Commissars, censuses, official data, the Chrushchov era KGB research, etc. he is capable of giving an authoritative and absolutely fair analysis of exactly what went on in the GULAG system in particular and Stalinism as a whole, how many people were affected and how, and what this means for the accuracy of the 'popular view' of Stalin's crimes.
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56. A World Apart: Women, Prison, and Life Behind Bars
by Random House
Hardcover (17 May, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
I read this book for a research project.I felt the book was very well written and delved deeply into the lives of female inmates as it pertains to life inside a correctional facility.Would suggest this book to anyone who is interested in finding out more information on the society that exists inside a female correctional facility and how they relate to the outside world.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Analysis of Women in Prison
This refreshingly honest book dramatically opened my eyes about the plight of women in prisons today.With thoughtful discussions of previous methods of handling women prisoners, the author brings us to today's problems overwhelmingly caused by mandatory sentencing for drug offenders.I finished the book wondering how I could be part of the solution for getting these women, who are likely mothers, out of the care of the state and back to taking care of their children, their lives, and their futures.This book brings the stories of the women profiled alive, and does not hold back in discussing difficult topics regarding the situation in the women's prison profiled.I highly recommend this book.

1-0 out of 5 stars unfortunately perpetuates damaging myths about women
After a decade working with women in the federal prison system, I was looking forward to reading on the topic of women serving time.Unfortunately, the author took the easy and stereotypical road: women are victims and are without culpability in their actions. Afterall, women don't BELONG in prison, right?
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57. Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland
by Oxford University Press, USA
Paperback (08 April, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars very courageous
This book has admittedly been promoted by the famous 2002-movie 'The Magdalene Sisters'. However, there inevitably exists a big difference in the way both book and movie treat this extremely sensitive subject. For this reason it's a big mistake to see the book as an extension of the movie.
2-0 out of 5 stars Boring, mistitled.
After seeing, and enjoying the film "The Magdalen Sisters" I wanted to find more factual information about the subject. This was the only book available.
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Subjects:  1. Church work with prostitutes    2. Europe - Ireland    3. History    4. History - General History    5. Institutional care    6. Ireland    7. Penology    8. Prostitutes    9. Rehabilitation    10. Religion    11. Women    12. Christian communities & monasticism    13. Religion & Theology | History of Christianity | Modern    14. Religion / Catholicism    15. Social history    16. Women's studies   


58. The Oxford History of the Prison: The Practice of Punishment in Western Society
by Oxford University Press, USA
Paperback (18 December, 1997)
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Isbn: 0195118146
Sales Rank: 220576
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Subjects:  1. Criminology    2. History    3. Penology    4. Prisons    5. Social Science    6. Sociology    7. History, World    8. Social Science / Penology    9. Social groups & communities   


59. Dictionary of American Penology: A Revised and Expanded Edition
by Greenwood Press
Hardcover (30 November, 1996)
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Isbn: 0313266891
Sales Rank: 782959
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Subjects:  1. Corrections    2. Criminal justice, Administrati    3. Criminal justice, Administration of    4. Criminology    5. Dictionaries    6. Dictionaries - General    7. General    8. Penology    9. Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement    10. Prisons    11. Reference    12. United States    13. Reference works    14. Social Science / Criminology    15. USA   


60. Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Justice
by National Academies Press
Hardcover (01 July, 2001)
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Isbn: 0309068428
Sales Rank: 630443
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Subjects:  1. Children's Studies    2. Criminal Law - General    3. Criminology    4. Juvenile Delinquency    5. Juvenile justice, Administrati    6. Juvenile justice, Administration of    7. Penology    8. Social Science    9. Sociology    10. United States    11. Adolescents    12. Causes & prevention of crime    13. Juvenile offenders    14. USA   


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