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Orange Is the New Black (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Orange Is the New Black (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Written by Piper Kerman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812986181
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Orange Is the New Black (Movie Tie-in Edition)
My Year in a Women's Prison
Written by Piper Kerman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $16.00

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen... Read more >
The Innocent Man
The Innocent Man
Written by John Grisham
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780345532015
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The Innocent Man
Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Written by John Grisham


Format: Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $9.99

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In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a...

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Running the Books
Running the Books
Written by Avi Steinberg
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767931311
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Running the Books
The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian
Written by Avi Steinberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.00

Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to attend Harvard, he has nothing but a senior thesis on Bugs Bunny to show for himself. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, Steinberg remains stuck at a crossroads, his “romantic” existence as a freelance obituary writer no longer cutting...

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In the Place of Justice
In the Place of Justice
Written by Wilbert Rideau
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ISBN: 9780307277305
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In the Place of Justice
A Story of Punishment and Redemption
Written by Wilbert Rideau


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $16.00

Wilbert Rideau, an award-winning journalist who spent forty-four years in prison, delivers a remarkable memoir of crime, punishment, and ultimate triumph.
 
After killing a bank teller in a moment of panic during a botched robbery, Wilbert Rideau was sentenced to death at the age of nineteen. He spent several... Read more >
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Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black
Written by Piper Kerman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385523394
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Orange Is the New Black
My Year in a Women's Prison
Written by Piper Kerman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $16.00

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With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen... Read more >
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I Don't Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine
I Don't Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine
Written by David Chura
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807001233
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I Don't Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine
Tales of Kids in Adult Lockup
Written by David Chura


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $14.00

A veteran teacher gives an “inside” view of the lives of juveniles sentenced as adults
 
David Chura taught high school in a New York county penitentiary for ten years—five days a week, seven hours a day. In these pages, he gives a face to a population regularly demonized and reduced to... Read more >
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Brochs of Scotland
Brochs of Scotland
Written by J.N.G. Ritchie
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747803898
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Brochs of Scotland

Written by J.N.G. Ritchie


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: February 15, 2011
Price: $13.95

This book examines some of the most spectacular ancient monuments in Britain - the iron age brochs of north and west Scotland. It sets the building of these unique fortifications into context and examines some of the impressive sites that may still be visited, including the brochs of Mousa and Clickhimin... Read more >
God of the Rodeo
God of the Rodeo
Written by Daniel Bergner
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ISBN: 9780307765864
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God of the Rodeo
The Quest for Redemption in Louisiana's Angola Prison
Written by Daniel Bergner


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: February 9, 2011
Price: $11.99

Never before had Daniel Bergner seen a spectacle as bizarre as the one he had come to watch that Sunday in October. Murderers, rapists, and armed robbers were competing in the annual rodeo at Angola, the grim maximum-security penitentiary in Louisiana. The convicts, sentenced to life without parole, were thrown, trampled... Read more >
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Running the Books
Running the Books
Written by Avi Steinberg
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385533737
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Running the Books

Written by Avi Steinberg


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $11.99

Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to Harvard, he has only a senior thesis essay on Bugs Bunny to show for his effort. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, he remains stuck at a crossroads, unable to meet the lofty expectations of his Orthodox Jewish upbringing...

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Running the Books
Running the Books
Written by Avi Steinberg, Read by Dustin Rubin
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307876423
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Running the Books
The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian
Written by Avi Steinberg
Read by Dustin Rubin


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $22.50

Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to Harvard, he has only a senior thesis essay on Bugs Bunny to show for his effort. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, he remains stuck at a crossroads, unable to meet the lofty expectations of his Orthodox Jewish upbringing...

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The Death Penalty
The Death Penalty
Edited by Robert M. Baird and Stuart E. Rosenbaum
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591027607
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The Death Penalty
Debating the Moral, Legal, and Political Issues
Edited by Robert M. Baird and Stuart E. Rosenbaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 379 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $19.00

Critically important dimensions of this hotly contested death penalty debate—whether moral, legal, or political—are laid bare for public scrutiny in these carefully reasoned essays and judicial decisions. Is capital punishment a deterrent to criminal behavior? Do state executions of criminals violate the proper standards of civilized society? Should the death penalty... Read more >
In the Place of Justice
In the Place of Justice
Written by Wilbert Rideau
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307593740
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In the Place of Justice
A Story of Punishment and Deliverance
Written by Wilbert Rideau


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $11.99

From Wilbert Rideau, the award-winning journalist who spent forty-four years in Louisiana prisons working against unimaginable odds to redeem himself, the story of a remarkable life: a crime, its punishment, and ultimate triumph.

After killing a woman in a moment of panic following a botched bank robbery, Rideau, denied a fair trial... Read more >
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Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black
Written by Piper Kerman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385530262
Our Price: $11.99
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Orange Is the New Black
My Year in a Women's Prison
Written by Piper Kerman


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $11.99

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
The Innocent Man
The Innocent Man
Written by John Grisham
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307576019
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The Innocent Man

Written by John Grisham


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: March 16, 2010
Price: $9.99

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a... Read more >
I Don't Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine
Tales of Kids in Adult Lockup
Written by David Chura


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 1, 2010
Price: $24.95

Since the early 1990s, thanks to inflamed rhetoric in the media about “superpredators” and a wave of get-tough-on-crime laws, the number of juveniles in prison has risen by 35 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, and their placement in adult prison has increased by 208 percent, according to a... Read more >
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Newjack
Newjack
Written by Ted Conover
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781400033096
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Newjack
Guarding Sing Sing
Written by Ted Conover


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 20, 2010
Price: $12.99

Acclaimed journalist Ted Conover sets a new standard for bold, in-depth reporting in this first-hand account of life inside the penal system.

When Conover’s request to shadow a recruit at the New York State Corrections Officer Academy was denied, he decided to apply for a job as a prison officer. So begins... Read more >
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Rationale of Punishment
Rationale of Punishment
Written by Jeremy Bentham, Edited by James T. McHugh
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591026273
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Rationale of Punishment

Written by Jeremy Bentham
Edited by James T. McHugh


Format: Trade Paperback, 434 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2008
Price: $12.99

This edition of utilitarian philosopher and social reformer Jeremy Bentham’s The Rationale of Punishment is the first comprehensive version of this classic philosophical text since 1830. Editor James T. McHugh approaches this important work on penology from a new perspective. Through a careful examination and comparison of original manuscripts—plus the 1818... Read more >
American Furies
American Furies
Written by Sasha Abramsky
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807042236
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American Furies
Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment
Written by Sasha Abramsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2008
Price: $18.00

In this disturbing yet elegant exposé of U.S. penitentiaries and their surrounding communities, Sasha Abramsky shows how American prisons have abandoned their long-held ideal of rehabilitation, often for political reasons. After surveying our current state of affairs-life sentences for nonviolent crimes, appalling conditions for inmates, the growth of private prisons, the... Read more >
The Innocent Man
The Innocent Man
Written by John Grisham, Read by Dennis Boutsikaris
Format: Abridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780739365670
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The Innocent Man
Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Written by John Grisham
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris


Format: Abridged Compact Disc
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Price: $19.99


In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A’s, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory.
Six years later he was back, his dreams... Read more >
Executioner's Current
Executioner's Current
Written by Richard Moran
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307425805
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Executioner's Current
Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention of the Electric Chair
Written by Richard Moran


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

In this amazing story of high stakes competition between two titans, Richard Moran shows how the electric chair developed not out of the desire to be more humane but through an effort by one nineteenth-century electric company to discredit the other.

In 1882, Thomas Edison ushered in the “age of electricity”... Read more >
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A World Apart
A World Apart
Written by Cristina Rathbone
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307430557
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A World Apart
Women, Prison, and Life Behind Bars
Written by Cristina Rathbone


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

“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... Read more >
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The Innocent Man
The Innocent Man
Written by John Grisham
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385340915
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The Innocent Man

Written by John Grisham


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2007
Price: $16.00

In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named... Read more >
The Innocent Man
The Innocent Man
Written by John Grisham
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385517232
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The Innocent Man
Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Written by John Grisham


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $28.95

John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet.

In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A’s, he said goodbye to... Read more >
The Innocent Man
The Innocent Man
Written by John Grisham, Read by Dennis Boutsikaris
Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739324202
Our Price: $15.00

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The Innocent Man
Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Written by John Grisham
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $15.00

When Ron Williamson signed with the Oakland A’s in 1971, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big-league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits. He moved in with his mother and slept... Read more >
The Innocent Man
The Innocent Man
Written by John Grisham, Read by Craig Wasson
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739340493
Our Price: $22.50

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The Innocent Man
Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Written by John Grisham
Read by Craig Wasson


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $22.50

When Ron Williamson signed with the Oakland A’s in 1971, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big-league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits. He moved in with his mother and slept... Read more >
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