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Ghetto By The Sea

Author : Dennis Danziger
ISBN : 0692436669
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Ghetto By the Sea is the second anthology in an annual series produced by the students of P.O.P.S. the Club, a club for those whose lives have been touched by prison. In short memoirs, poems, photographs and drawings, the students tell the stories of their lives--sometimes stories about how their lives have been touched by prison, often by the ways in which all kinds of losses change us, forever. Divided into ten sections--Who We Love, How We Live, What We Eat, When We Dream, Where We're From, Life at POPS, Why We're Here, Where We Stand, Friends of POPS, and Advice to Ninth Graders--the stories are interspersed with artwork by the students and pencil portraits of many POPS members.

In The Key Of Love

Author : Dennis Danziger
ISBN : 0998838209
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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With You And Without You

Author : Ann M. Martin
ISBN : 9781453298046
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Liza thought she was prepared to lose her father—but coping is harder than she ever imagined When Liza’s dad finds out he has less than a year to live, he asks his family to help him make his remaining time as happy as possible. After the initial shock, twelve-year-old Liza, her three siblings, and their mother resolve to make her dad’s last year wonderful—especially on Christmas, his favorite holiday. Liza tries hard to prepare herself for living without him. But after he’s gone, she finds that she is still not ready—and maybe she never will be. The family, now faced with financial problems, has to move into a smaller home, which adds to their tension and anger. As another holiday season approaches, Liza feels celebrating without her dad is disloyal, and boycotts the holiday. Liza’s search for the courage to face her grief, anger, and guilt will resonate with readers of any age who have survived the loss of a loved one. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author’s collection.

Desperado S Wife

Author : Amy Friedman
ISBN : 9781624884269
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Suburban raised and Ivy League educated, Amy Friedman is an American writer living in Ontario, Canada. A minor celebrity, she writes a newspaper column about whatever pleases her--subjects as far flung as life on the sheep farm she shares with her lover; South African apartheid; good bourbon; flying a Cessna. Her life seems charmed. Then one day a local prison volunteer challenges her to write about the prisons that surround her adopted city. Prison is in her blood; her grandfather and her father both were prisoners of war, and Friedman has always fought for the rights of those less fortunate than she. At a nearby medium security penitentiary she meets administrators and guards as well as dozens of prisoners, among them the chairman of the inmate committee: Will is a handsome, charming Lifer who turned down a college hockey scholarship to join a motorcycle gang. Now he is serving year 7 of a 13-to-Life sentence for murdering another drug dealer. And yes, Will is guilty. But he is also one of the few men Friedman trusts is telling her the truth about life inside. When prison administrators tell her she can no longer talk to him--guards have complained he's too political--Friedman rebels. And that rebellion results in banishment from prison. Everything begins to unravel as Friedman gives up the idea of writing about prison and instead signs on to be Will's visitor. As she falls in love with him, friends and colleagues ostracize her, but when they are threatened with separation, they marry behind prison walls. Friedman becomes part of a world once entirely unknown to her. When Will's two daughters move in with her, what was once a literary life becomes a battle against prison officials and politicians, a struggle to keep the family afloat, and a steep journey toward learning just what justice is for those on the inside, and for their loved ones. One Woman Army writer and activist Claire Culhane becomes Friedman's friend and champion. Friedman shares time with her husband in prison trailers, and she finds out who her true friends are. For seven years together they work towards his parole. When he is released on day parole, Will is unprepared for life outside. As he disintegrates, so does the marriage. What remains is a stronger, if sadder woman, a vital and loving bond with the girls she has helped to raise as her own, and deep insights about what is happening to those millions and millions of innocents who happen to love someone inside. This is a book anyone who has ever loved against the odds will cherish, for it is about what love can and cannot do.

Inside The Broken California Prison System

Author : Boston Woodard
ISBN : 096470093X
Genre : Social Science
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Inside the Broken California Prison System by veteran jailhouse journalist Boston Woodard provides an insider 's view of California's dysfunctional prison industrial complex in crisis. On May 23, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that due to massive overcrowding, California is in violation of the Eighth Amendment, which constitutionally prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. Because its 33 prisons are at nearly 200 percent capacity, the state has been ordered to release or find new accommodations for more than 30,000 prisoners within two years. With the harshest sentencing laws, toughest parole policy, and highest recidivism rate in the nation, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is a failure on all counts except for those who profit from the $10 billion spent annually to maintain it. Woodard describes how it came to this, as well as the day-to-day reality of the impact on prisoners in a corrupt system effectively accountable to no one.Inside the Broken California Prison System is a collection of more than 40 articles originally published over a period of six years in the Community Alliance, a small monthly newspaper in Fresno, California. They detail subjects such as restricted media access to prisoners, the brutal impact of overcrowding, medical and mental health treatment failures, rogue prison staff, religious and racial discrimination, an omnipotent prison guard union, and shipping prisoners out of state to private prisons. At the same time he offers real solutions to the overcrowding problem that would not endanger public safety.Woodard is a writer, musician, literacy tutor, event organizer, and prisoners rights advocate who has been writing about what goes on inside the California prison system for almost two decades in both free world and prison publications. His articles have embarrassed and angered prison officials used to operating without public oversight, and he 's paid a price for exercising his First Amendment right to define his surroundings. He 's been put in the Hole, had his mail tampered with, lost his typewriter, subjected to verbal threats, had his personal property stolen or destroyed, and been illegally and adversely transferred from prison to prison. Still he refuses to be intimidated. My writing is not about prison rights, he says. It 's about the public 's right to know about the good and bad within these prison walls and how their money is being spent. It 's also about the positive efforts of men and women given up for lost by society. I just want the guards and prison officials to do what is demanded of me and every other prisoner in the system, and that is to obey the law and follow the regulations.

Forced Passages

Author : Dylan Rodr Ưguez
ISBN : 9781452907338
Genre : Political Science
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With the US having the highest incarceration rate in the world, prisons have become sites of radical political discourse and resistance. Dylan Rodriguez examines the work of a number of imprisoned intellectuals, such as Angela Davis and Leonard Peltier, and looks at how imprisonment has shaped their writing.

Sleepwalking Land

Author : Mia Couto
ISBN : 9781852428976
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Mia Couto's first novel, judged one of the twelve best African books of the 20th century

Against Expression

Author : Craig Dworkin
ISBN : 9780810127111
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Charles Bernstein has described conceptual "poetry pregnant with thought." Against Expression, the premier anthology of conceptual writing, presents work that is by turns thoughtful, funny, provocative, and disturbing. Editors Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith chart the trajectory of the conceptual aesthetic from early precursors such s Samuel Beckett and Marcel Duchamp through major avant-garde groups of the past century, including Dada, Oulipo, Fluxus, and language poetry, to name just a few. The works of more than a hundred writers from Aasprong to Zykov demonstrate a remarkable variety of new ways of thinking about the nature of texts, information, and art, using found, appropriated, and randomly generated texts to explore the possibilities of non-expressive language.

Dancing At The Shame Prom

Author : Amy Ferris
ISBN : 9781580054669
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Shame is a powerful thing. It can weigh on your heart and mind, diminish your sense of self-worth, and impact the way you live in the world. But what happens when you share that secret burden? Amy Ferris, Hollye Dexter, and the writers they brought together are all ready to let go of shame. In Dancing at the Shame Prom, twenty-six extraordinary women—Lyena Strelkoff, Teresa Stack, Monica Holloway, Nina Burleigh, Amy Friedman, Meredith Resnick, Victoria Zackheim, and more—take the plunge and say “yes” to sharing their stories. These brave writers, journalists, musicians, artists, directors, and activists have offered up their most funny, sad, poignant, miraculous, life-changing, and jaw-dropping secrets for you to gawk at, empathize with, and learn from—in the hopes that they will inspire others to do the same. Letting go feels good! Freeing, provocative, and audacious, Dancing at the Shame Prom is about flaunting the secrets that have made you feel small so that you can stand up straight, let the shame go, and finally—decisively—move on with your life.

Before There Were Bars

Author : Amy Friedman
ISBN : 0692713484
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The third anthology by the students of POPStheclub.com, Inc, a nonprofit that creates and supports clubs for high school students who have endured the pain of the prison system. In telling their stories, POPS writers untangle the web composed of stigma, sorrow and shame associated with incarceration. Their work will open your eyes, and your hearts.

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