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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 61 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Jailbirds: Lessons from a Women
    Jailbirds: Lessons from a Women's Prison - by Mim Skinner

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781841883328 | ISBN 10: 1841883328

    Darkly funny, heartbreakingly poignant and stark in its revelations about the UK’s attitude towards people on the fringes of society and women in general, JAILBIRDS is this year’s book you need to read.   “Did you know:  – that ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Will Never See the World Again by Ahmet Altan
    I Will Never See the World Again - by Ahmet Altan

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783785155 | ISBN 10: 1783785152

    The destiny I put down in my novel has become mine. I am now under arrest like the hero I created years ago. I await the decision that will determine my future, just as he awaited his. I am unaware of my destiny, which has perhaps already been decide ... more

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  • Cover image of book Markievicz: Prison Letters and Rebel Writings by Lindie Naughton
    Markievicz: Prison Letters and Rebel Writings - by Lindie Naughton

    £17.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785371615 | ISBN 10: 1785371614

    The Prison Letters of Countess Markievicz were first published in 1932 as a classic of feminist literature. Now restored to their original form by leading Markievicz expert, Lindie Naughton, this new edition features previously unpublished letters th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Solitary: Alone We Are Nothing by Gladys Ambort
    Solitary: Alone We Are Nothing - by Gladys Ambort

    £20.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781909976610 | ISBN 10: 190997661x

    As a young student and activist for a different social order, Gladys Ambort fell victim to political repression in the Argentina of the 1970s. Denounced by her college professor, she was incarcerated for three years, during part of which she underwen ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Prison Letters Of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela
    The Prison Letters Of Nelson Mandela - by Nelson Mandela

    £25.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781631491177 | ISBN 10: 1631491172

    An unforgettable portrait of one of the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century, published on the centenary of his birth.  Arrested in 1962 as South Africa’s apartheid regime intensified its brutal campaign against politi ... more

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  • Cover image of book One Woman
    One Woman's Struggle in Iran: A Prison Memoir - by Nasrin Parvaz

    £10.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781999619503 | ISBN 10: 1999619501

    In 1979, Nasrin Parvaz returned from England, where she had been studying, and became a member of a socialist party in Iran fighting for a non-Islamic state in which women had the same rights as men. Three years later, at the age of 23, she was betra ... more

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  • Cover image of book Voices from Captivity: Incarceration from Siberia to Guantanamo Bay by J E Thomas
    Voices from Captivity: Incarceration from Siberia to Guantanamo Bay - by J E Thomas

    £17.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785924989 | ISBN 10: 1785924982

    Bringing together a range of first-hand testimonies of captives, this personal and arresting collection provides an overview of what life inside is actually like. Drawing on memoirs of captives - including those imprisoned for stealing money, murder, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir by Ngugi wa Thiong
    Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir - by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784702243 | ISBN 10: 1784702242

    Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s powerful prison memoir begins half an hour before his release on 12 December 1978. A year earlier, he recalls, armed police arrived at his home and took him to Kenya’s Kamiti Maximum Security Prison. There, Ngugi lives in a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Graybar Hotel by Curtis Dawkins
    The Graybar Hotel - by Curtis Dawkins

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786891136 | ISBN 10: 1786891131

    An unflinching and deeply moving collection of stories by a debut writer currently serving a life sentence in Michigan’s prison system. His stories form a vivid portrait of prison life, painted from behind bars.   A man sits collect-calling ... more

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  • Cover image of book Policing The Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment by Angela J. Davis, Bryan A. Stevenson, Marc Mauer, Bruce Western and Jeremy Travis
    Policing The Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment - by Angela J. Davis, Bryan A. Stevenson, Marc Mauer, Bruce Western and Jeremy Travis

    £11.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780525436614 | ISBN 10: 0525436618

    A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal schol ... more

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  • Cover image of book Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi
    Guantanamo Diary - by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786891853 | ISBN 10: 1786891859

    The first and only diary written by a Guantanamo detainee during his imprisonment, now with previous censored material restored. Mohamedou Ould Slahi was imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay in 2002.There he suffered the worst of what the prison had to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Surviving Justice: America
    Surviving Justice: America's Wrongfully Convicted and Incarcerated - by Dave Eggers and Lola Vollen (Editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786632241 | ISBN 10: 1786632241

    Surviving Justice presents oral histories of thirteen people from all walks of life, who, through a combination of all-too-common factors — overzealous prosecutors, inept defense lawyers, coercive interrogation tactics, eyewitness misidentification ... more

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  • Cover image of book Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women
    Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons - by Robin Levi and Ayelet Waldman (Editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786632289 | ISBN 10: 1786632284

    Inside This Place, Not of It reveals some of the most egregious human rights violations within women’s prisons in the United States.   In their own words, the thirteen narrators in this book recount their lives leading up to incarceration a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life After Life: A Guildford Four Memoir by Paddy Armstrong, with Mary-Elaine Tynan
    Life After Life: A Guildford Four Memoir - by Paddy Armstrong, with Mary-Elaine Tynan

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780717172474 | ISBN 10: 0717172473

    Looking back over the last six, almost seven decades, the images that flash through my mind are hardly believable – sometimes, it feels like I’m remembering someone else’s life. The truth is, I’ve lived three very different lives: the one bef ... more

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  • Cover image of book Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption by Walidah Imarisha
    Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption - by Walidah Imarisha

    £13.50   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781849351744 | ISBN 10: 1849351740

    Angels with Dirty Faces is no romanticized tale of crime and punishment. The three lives in this creative nonfiction account are united by the presence of actual harm - sometimes horrific violence. Imarisha, dealing with the complexities of her own e ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Prison Book Club by Ann Walmsley
    The Prison Book Club - by Ann Walmsley

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780748634 | ISBN 10: 1780748639

    After Ann Walmsley was mugged near her house in Hampstead, she found she was unable to walk alone down the street and it shook her belief in the fundamental goodness of people. In Canada a few years later, when her friend Carol asked her to participa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grey is the Colour of Hope by Irina Ratushinskaya
    Grey is the Colour of Hope - by Irina Ratushinskaya

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781473637221 | ISBN 10: 1473637228

    The reissue of four unforgettable books by acclaimed poet, novelist and dissident Irina Ratushinskaya.   If it ever falls to you, my reader (though God forbid!) to see your name written on a prison wall and followed by the letters 'LYMTL', that wi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Politics of Punishment by John Hostettler
    The Politics of Punishment - by John Hostettler

    £22.50   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781909976337 | ISBN 10: 1909976334

    This re-issue with a new Preface of a classic work by John Hostettler looks at the political and other social dynamics behind law, order and punishment. A timeless work by one of the UK’s leading commentators and now with pointers to key developmen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bobby Sands: Freedom Fighter by Gerry Hunt
    Bobby Sands: Freedom Fighter - by Gerry Hunt

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781847178152 | ISBN 10: 1847178154

    Bobby Sands was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who died on hunger strike while imprisoned at HM Prison Maze. He was the leader of the 1981 hunger strike in which Irish republican prisoners protested against the removal of Special C ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bobby Sands: Nothing But an Unfinished Song by Denis O
    Bobby Sands: Nothing But an Unfinished Song - by Denis O' Hearn

    £16.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780745336336 | ISBN 10: 0745336337

    This is the best-selling biography of the IRA resistance fighter and hunger-striker, Bobby Sands. In this updated, new edition, Denis O'Hearn draws from a wealth of interviews with friends, comrades, fellow prisoners and prison wardens, to provide a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hell is A Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement by Jean Casella, James Ridgeway and Sarah Shourd (Editors)
    Hell is A Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement - by Jean Casella, James Ridgeway and Sarah Shourd (Editors)

    £19.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781620971376 | ISBN 10: 1620971372

    The first major trade book about the prison sentence worse than death, featuring a dozen haunting firsthand accounts of life in solitary "Do we really think it makes sense to lock so many people alone in tiny cells for twenty-three hours a day f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex by Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith (Editors)
    Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex - by Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith (Editors)

    £16.50   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781849352345 | ISBN 10: 1849352348

    Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex.  The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together curr ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Sense of Freedom by Jimmy Boyle
    A Sense of Freedom - by Jimmy Boyle

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781785033032 | ISBN 10: 1785033034

    A moving, tragic and controversial memoir from one of Britain's most violent ex-criminals.   Jimmy Boyle grew up in Glasgow's Gorbals. All around him the world was drinking, fighting and thieving. To survive, he too had to fight and steal... ... more

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  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Trust, Don't Fear, Don't Beg: 100 Days as a Prisoner of Putin - by Ben Stewart

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783350780 | ISBN 10: 1783350784

    There is a saying in Russian jails. Never ne boysya ne prosi: don't trust, don't fear, don't beg. Don't trust because life here will always disappoint you. Don't fear because whatever you're scared of, you are powerless to prevent it. And don't beg b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People
    Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People's Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time - by James Kilgore

    £15.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781620970676 | ISBN 10: 1620970678

    A brilliant overview of the defining human rights crisis in America today.   We all know that orange is the new black and mass incarceration is the new Jim Crow, but how much do we actually know about the structure, goals, and impact of our crimin ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1000 Lashes Because I Say What I Think by Raif Badawi
    1000 Lashes Because I Say What I Think - by Raif Badawi

    £5.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781771642095 | ISBN 10: 1771642092

    "Raif Badawi's is an important voice for all of us to hear, mild, nuanced, but clear. His examination of his culture is perceptive and rigorous. Of course he must be saved from the dreadful sentence against him and the appalling conditions of his imp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life in Strangeways: From Riots to Redemption, My Thirty-Two Years Behind Bars by Alan Lord and Anita Armstrong
    Life in Strangeways: From Riots to Redemption, My Thirty-Two Years Behind Bars - by Alan Lord and Anita Armstrong

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784186012 | ISBN 10: 1784186015

    A key player in the worst prison riot in British history at Strangeways Prison in April 1990, Alan Lord was always in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was drawn to trouble like water to a sponge. After experiencing a troubled childhood during wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary by Dennis Childs
    Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary - by Dennis Childs

    £17.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780816692415 | ISBN 10: 0816692416

    In Slaves of the State Dennis Childs argues that the incarceration of black people and other historically repressed groups in chain gangs, peon camps, prison plantations, and penitentiaries represents a ghostly perpetuation of chattel slavery.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Inside Alcatraz: My Time on the Rock by Jim Quillen
    Inside Alcatraz: My Time on the Rock - by Jim Quillen

    £12.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780894010 | ISBN 10: 1780894015

    Each day we saw the outside world in all its splendour, and each day that view served as a reminder that we had wasted and ruined our lives.   Jim Quillen, AZ586 - a runaway, problem child and petty thief - was jailed several times before his ... more

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  • Cover image of book Prisons, Punishment and the Pursuit of Security by Deborah H. Drake
    Prisons, Punishment and the Pursuit of Security - by Deborah H. Drake

    £23.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781137455109 | ISBN 10: 1137455101

    Winner of the British Society of Criminology Book Award, 2013.   Includes a new foreword by Professor Joe Sim, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.   Nation states around the globe are struggling with increasing concerns over human a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Voices from Prison: The Cuban Five by Gerardo Hernndez, Ramn Labaino and Rafael Cancel Miranda
    Voices from Prison: The Cuban Five - by Gerardo Hernndez, Ramn Labaino and Rafael Cancel Miranda

    £4.50   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781604880588 | ISBN 10: 1604880589

    The unbending dignity, truthfulness, and integrity of the five Cubans framed up by the US government and today serving draconian sentences in federal prisons has won them the admiration and respect of prominent figures around the world and thousands ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island by Ashwin Desai
    Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island - by Ashwin Desai

    £13.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781608462728 | ISBN 10: 1608462722

    "Somehow, Shakespeare always seems to have something to say to us."(Nelson Mandela) The prison authorities on apartheid South Africa's Robben Island strictly censored the reading materials inmates received from the outside world. Yet, the prisoner ... more

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  • Cover image of book Comradely Greetings: The Prison Letters of Nadya and Slavoj by Nadya Tolokonnikova and Slavoj iek
    Comradely Greetings: The Prison Letters of Nadya and Slavoj - by Nadya Tolokonnikova and Slavoj iek

    £5.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781687734 | ISBN 10: 1781687730

    A fascinating exchange between the punk-philosopher and the philosopher-punk.   We are the rebels asking for the storm, and believing that truth is only to be found in an endless search ... Two years of prison for Pussy Riot is our tribute to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend by Christo Brand with Barbara Jones
    Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend - by Christo Brand with Barbara Jones

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781784180089 | ISBN 10: 1784180084

    Christo Brand was a South African farm boy, born into the Afrikaans culture which had created apartheid to persecute black people and claim superiority for whites.   Nelson Mandela, also raised in a rural village, was the black son of a triba ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Guillotine Choice by Michael J Malone and Bashir Saoudi
    The Guillotine Choice - by Michael J Malone and Bashir Saoudi

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781908643407 | ISBN 10: 1908643404

    In 1920s French-controlled Algeria, Kaci is in the frame for the brutal murder of his French boss. He is faced with a stark choice: win freedom by naming the killer and thus condemning him to the guillotine, or keep quiet and face a never-ending sent ... more

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  • Cover image of book Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, & Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones by Hill Harper
    Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, & Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones - by Hill Harper

    £11.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781592408719 | ISBN 10: 1592408710

    A compelling, important addition to Hill Harpers bestselling series, inspired by young inmates who write to him seeking guidance. After the publication of the bestselling Letters to a Young Brother, accomplished actor and speaker Hill Harper beg ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Queen Vs Trenton Oldfield: A Prison Diary by Trenton Oldfield
    The Queen Vs Trenton Oldfield: A Prison Diary - by Trenton Oldfield

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780956353948 | ISBN 10: 0956353940

    This book confronts and challenges many preconceived ideas held about prisoners and prisons.   The Queen vs Trenton Oldfield: A Prison Diary is a timely expos of a personal experience of British justice and incarceration. It brings together ... more

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  • Cover image of book Then They Came For Me: A Story of Injustice and Survival in Iran by Maziar Bahari
    Then They Came For Me: A Story of Injustice and Survival in Iran - by Maziar Bahari

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781851689545 | ISBN 10: 1851689540

    Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran's presidential election, believing he'd return to his pregnant fiancee, Paola, in just a few days, a week at most.  In fact he would spend the next three months in Iran's most notorious prison ... more

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  • Cover image of book Escape from Camp 14: One Man
    Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West - by Blaine Harden

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780330519540 | ISBN 10: 0330519549

    Introducing the incredible story of Shin Dong-hyuk - the only person born in a North Korean gulag ever to escape...  Twenty-seven years ago, Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Camp 14, one of five sprawling political prisons in the mountains of N ... more

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  • Cover image of book Outrage: An Anarchist Memoir of the Penal Colony by Clment Duval
    Outrage: An Anarchist Memoir of the Penal Colony - by Clment Duval

    £17.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781604865004 | ISBN 10: 1604865008

    In 1887, Clment Duval joined the tens of thousands of convicts sent to the dry guillotine of the French penal colonies. Few survived and fewer were able to tell the stories of their life in that hell. Duval spent fourteen years doing hard labor ... more

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  • Cover image of book From The Bottom Of The Heap: The Autobiography of Black Panther Robert Hillary King by Robert Hillary King
    From The Bottom Of The Heap: The Autobiography of Black Panther Robert Hillary King - by Robert Hillary King

    £17.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781604865752 | ISBN 10: 160486575x

    Winner of the 2008 PASS Award (Prevention for a Safer Society) from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.  In 1970, a jury convicted Robert Hillary King of a crime he did not commit and sentenced him to 35 years in prison. He became ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Little Book of Prison: A Beginners Guide by Frankie Owens
    The Little Book of Prison: A Beginners Guide - by Frankie Owens

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781904380832 | ISBN 10: 1904380832

    As Frankie Owens writes in The Little Book of Prison (LBP), Society wants to know about prison life, an interesting place to visit but you wouldnt want to live there.  * An easy-to-read prison survival guide of do's and don'ts. * P ... more

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  • Cover image of book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
    The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness - by Michelle Alexander

    £17.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781595586438 | ISBN 10: 1595586431

    In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discrimin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Show Me the Prisoner - And I
    Show Me the Prisoner - And I'll Show You a Young Man: A Memoir - by Patricia Farren

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781780880518 | ISBN 10: 1780880510

    Show Me the Prisoner is written from the perspective of a prison teacher who later served on the prison monitoring body. It covers a 15-year period of involvement in two of Northern Irelands prisons during the troubles, when terrorists hogged ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Peter Hay
    The Ballad of Reading Gaol - by Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Peter Hay

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781901677751 | ISBN 10: 1901677753

    In May of 1895, the most dazzling man of letters of the nineteenth century was sentenced to two years with hard labour for acts of gross indecency with another male person. On his release he moved to France, where he wrote the Ballad: an anguished ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement and Resistance by Karlene Faith
    Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement and Resistance - by Karlene Faith

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781609801373 | ISBN 10: 1609801377

    Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement & Resistance is the seminal book about women's imprisonment that helped spark examinations around the world into the special circumstances women face in prison, as well as the sex and gender crimes that get t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Prisoners
    Prisoners' Rights: Principles and Practice - by Susan Easton

    £35.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781843928089 | ISBN 10: 1843928086

    Prisoners Rights: Principles and Practice considers prisoners rights from socio-legal and philosophical perspectives, and assesses the advantages and problems of a rights-based approach to imprisonment. At a time of record levels of imprisonment an ... more

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  • Cover image of book And Crocodiles are Hungry at Night by Jack Mapanje
    And Crocodiles are Hungry at Night - by Jack Mapanje

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780956240170 | ISBN 10: 0956240178

    This book is a powerful contribution to the genre of the prison memoir in Africa. Jack Mapanje presents a moving account of a poets imprisonment by the state, his struggle to probe the hidden motives for his arrest, his attempt to provide an unforge ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners Vs the USA by Mumia Abu-Jamal, Foreword by Angela Y. Davis, Introduction by Selma James
    Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners Vs the USA - by Mumia Abu-Jamal, Foreword by Angela Y. Davis, Introduction by Selma James

    £11.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780954437299 | ISBN 10: 0954437292

    From death row, award-winning journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal introduces us to fellow prisoners who litigate against their jailers, risking punishment or even death to win justice for themselves and other prisoners. The Introduction presents the ... more

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  • Cover image of book 117 Days: An Account of Confinement and Interrogation Under the South African 90-Day Detention Law by Ruth First
    117 Days: An Account of Confinement and Interrogation Under the South African 90-Day Detention Law - by Ruth First

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844086306 | ISBN 10: 1844086305

    'In prison you see only the moves of the enemy. Prison is the hardest place to fight a battle.'   117 Days is Ruth First's personal account of her detention under the iniquitous '90-day' law of 1963. There was no warrant, no charge and no tri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Terence MacSwiney: The Hunger Strike That Rocked an Empire by Dave Hannigan
    Terence MacSwiney: The Hunger Strike That Rocked an Empire - by Dave Hannigan

    £13.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781847171825 | ISBN 10: 1847171826

    At the end of his court-martial on August 16th, 1920, Terence MacSwiney, the Lord Mayor of Cork, greeted his sentence of two years in jail by declaring: I have decided the term of my imprisonmentI shall be free, alive or dead, within a month. &nb ... more

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  • Cover image of book Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration by Edited by Tara Herivel and Paul Wright
    Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration - by Edited by Tara Herivel and Paul Wright

    £17.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781595584540 | ISBN 10: 1595584544

    In Prison Profiteers, co-editors Tara Herivel and Paul Wright follow the money to an astonishing constellation of prison administrators and politicians working in collusion with private parties to maximize profits (Publishers Weekly). From investme ... more

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  • Cover image of book Punishment and Prisons: Power and the Carceral State by Joe Sim
    Punishment and Prisons: Power and the Carceral State - by Joe Sim

    £29.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780761960041 | ISBN 10: 076196004x

    "Punishment and Prisons is a scholarly, powerful and inspirational critique. With passion and humanity, Joe Sim strips neo-liberal penal policies of their reformist pretensions and demonstrates that prisons will continue to be brutal enforcers of gro ... more

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  • Cover image of book More Than Just a Game: Football v Apartheid - The Most Important Football Story Ever Told by Chuck Korr and Marvin Close
    More Than Just a Game: Football v Apartheid - The Most Important Football Story Ever Told - by Chuck Korr and Marvin Close

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780007302994 | ISBN 10: 0007302991

    "It is amazing to think that a game that people take for granted all around the world, was the very same game that gave a group of prisoners sanity - and in a way, gave us the resolve to carry on the struggle"(Anthony Suze, Robben Island Prisoner) ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Least Worst Place: How Guantanamo Became the World
    The Least Worst Place: How Guantanamo Became the World's Most Notorious Prison - by Karen Greenberg

    £25.00   hardback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780199557677 | ISBN 10: 0199557675

    Ever since its foundation in 2002, the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility has become the symbol for many people around the world of all that is wrong with the 'war on terror'. Secretive, inhumane, and illegal by most international standards, it has be ... more

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  • Cover image of book Five Years of My Life: An Innocent Man in Guantanamo by Murat Kurnaz
    Five Years of My Life: An Innocent Man in Guantanamo - by Murat Kurnaz

    £13.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780230614413 | ISBN 10: 0230614418

    In October 2001, nineteen-year-old Murat Kurnaz traveled to Pakistan to visit a madrassa. During a security check a few weeks after his arrival, he was arrested without explanation and for a bounty of $3,000, the Pakistani police sold him to U.S. for ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Human Being Died That Night: Forgiving Apartheid
    A Human Being Died That Night: Forgiving Apartheid's Chief Killer - by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781846270536 | ISBN 10: 1846270537

    When Eugene de Kock, commanding officer of the apartheid death squads, was sentenced to 212 years for crimes against humanity, the black South Africans outside Pretoria's surpreme court cheered and danced: the killer who had been nicknamed 'Prime Evi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag by Kang Chol-hwan and Pierre Rigoulot
    The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag - by Kang Chol-hwan and Pierre Rigoulot

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781843544999 | ISBN 10: 1843544997

    Kang Chol-hwan is the first person to escape successfully from the gulags of North Korea and tell the story of his imprisonment. In collaboration with Pierre Rigoulot, Kang exposes the appalling truth about life in the camp: the forced labour, the pu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Prisongate: The Shocking State of Britain
    Prisongate: The Shocking State of Britain's Prisons and the Need for Visionary Change - by David Ramsbotham

    £10.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780743259521 | ISBN 10: 0743259521

    In December 1995, as newly appointed Chief Inspector of Prisons, David Ramsbotham carried out an unannounced inspection of HM Prison Holloway. He was appalled by the conditions he found there, but soon discovered that poor management was endemic in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Punishment in the Community: Managing Offenders, Making Choices by Anne Worrall & Clare Hoy
    Punishment in the Community: Managing Offenders, Making Choices - by Anne Worrall & Clare Hoy

    £30.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781843920762 | ISBN 10: 184392076x

    Thsi book aims to provide a critical analysis of both political and professional developments in policy and practice relating to non-custodial penalties. It takes full account of the creation of the National Probation Service, the National Offender ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Angela Y. Davis Reader by Angela Y Davis (edited by Joy James)
    The Angela Y. Davis Reader - by Angela Y Davis (edited by Joy James)

    £30.99   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9780631203612 | ISBN 10: 0631203613

    For three decades, Angela Y. Davis has written on liberation theory and democratic praxis. Challenging the foundations of mainstream discourse, her analyses of culture, gender, capital, and race have profoundly influenced democratic theory, antiracis ... more

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