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Locked Up

Author : Laura Bufano Edge
ISBN : 9780822587507
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A history of the United States prison system and its many changes over the years.

Locked In

Author : John Pfaff
ISBN : 9780465096923
Genre : Social Science
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"Pfaff, let there be no doubt, is a reformer...Nonetheless, he believes that the standard story--popularized in particular by Michelle Alexander, in her influential book, The New Jim Crow--is false. We are desperately in need of reform, he insists, but we must reform the right things, and address the true problem."--Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker A groundbreaking examination of our system of imprisonment, revealing the true causes of mass incarceration as well as the best path to reform In the 1970s, the United States had an incarceration rate comparable to those of other liberal democracies-and that rate had held steady for over 100 years. Yet today, though the US is home to only about 5 percent of the world's population, we hold nearly one quarter of its prisoners. Mass incarceration is now widely considered one of the biggest social and political crises of our age. How did we get to this point? Locked In is a revelatory investigation into the root causes of mass incarceration by one of the most exciting scholars in the country. Having spent fifteen years studying the data on imprisonment, John Pfaff takes apart the reigning consensus created by Michelle Alexander and other reformers, revealing that the most widely accepted explanations-the failed War on Drugs, draconian sentencing laws, an increasing reliance on private prisons-tell us much less than we think. Pfaff urges us to look at other factors instead, including a major shift in prosecutor behavior that occurred in the mid-1990s, when prosecutors began bringing felony charges against arrestees about twice as often as they had before. He describes a fractured criminal justice system, in which counties don't pay for the people they send to state prisons, and in which white suburbs set law and order agendas for more-heavily minority cities. And he shows that if we hope to significantly reduce prison populations, we have no choice but to think differently about how to deal with people convicted of violent crimes-and why some people are violent in the first place. An authoritative, clear-eyed account of a national catastrophe, Locked In transforms our understanding of what ails the American system of punishment and ultimately forces us to reconsider how we can build a more equitable and humane society.

Locked Up For Freedom

Author : Heather E. Schwartz
ISBN : 9781512472417
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In 1963, more than 30 African-American girls ages 11 to 16 were arrested for taking part in Civil Rights protests in Americus, Georgia. They were taken without their families' knowledge to a Civil War–era stockade in Leesburg, Georgia, where they were confined in unsanitary conditions and exposed to brutal treatment. Over the following weeks, their commitment to the fight for equality was put to the test. Combining historical research and personal interviews with several of the girls, Heather E. Schwartz brings this true story of the Civil Rights Movement to life.

Locked Down Locked Out

Author : Maya Schenwar
ISBN : 9781626562714
Genre : Social Science
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Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family's experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. As she vividly depicts here, incarceration takes away the very things that might enable people to build better lives. But looking toward a future beyond imprisonment, Schenwar profiles community-based initiatives that successfully deal with problems—both individual harm and larger social wrongs—through connection rather than isolation, moving toward a safer, freer future for all of us.

Locked Up In La Mesa

Author : Eldon Asp
ISBN : 0983723702
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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True stories from the wildest prison in Mexico!

Locked In

Author : Victoria Arlen
ISBN : 9781501174643
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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ESPN personality and Paralympics champion Victoria Arlen shares her courageous and miraculous story of recovery after falling into a mysterious vegetative state at age eleven and how she broke free, overcoming the odds and never giving up hope, eventually living a full and inspiring life. When Victoria Arlen was eleven years old, she contracted two rare diseases simultaneously and fell into a mysterious vegetative state. For two years her mind was dark, but in the third year, her mind broke free, and she was able to think clearly and to hear and feel everything—but no one knew. When she was fifteen years old, against all odds and medical predictions, she was finally able to communicate through eye blinks, and she gradually regained her ability to speak and eat and move her upper body, but she faced the devastating reality of paralysis from the waist down because of damage to her spine. However, Victoria didn’t lose her strength or steadfast determination, and two years later, she won a gold medal for swimming at the London 2012 Paralympics. In Locked In, Victoria shares her never-before-published story—the pain, the struggle, the fight to live and thrive, and most importantly, the faith that carried her through. Her journey was not easy, but by believing in God’s healing power and forgiveness, she is living proof that, despite seemingly insurmountable odds and challenges, the will to survive and resolve to live can be a force stronger than our worst deterrents. Not many people get a second chance at life like Victoria has, and she made a promise to God that she would make every moment count.

Locked Up Abroad

Author : David Kunkel
ISBN : 9781594332500
Genre : Reference
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Locked Up Abroad is a true story of a young drug dealer and his friend turned smugglers. His shoe-string caper covered 6,000 miles from Europe to Afghanistan to Greece. The high of quick money morphed into capture. A Corrupt judicial system introduced them to a hellish 200-year-old island prison fortress. The only way out of the this devil’s den was escape. Locked Up Abroad is a convincing statement of the perils of illegal drugs and unlawful activity. Only the author escaped. His companions either died in prison or are still doing time.

Locked Up Alone

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Locked Up

Author : Don R. Campbell
ISBN : 098693920X
Genre : Correctional personnel
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Locked Up

Author : Jodi Rose
ISBN : 1533495602
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Disbelief. Fear. Anger. Shame. Worry. Guilt. Embarrassment. Jodi Rose's son was arrested just days after his father was released from prison. Her years' of experience with incarceration should have made dealing with her son's arrest easier. It didn't. She was devastated to learn he faced a possible life sentence. As her son awaited trial in a filthy jail, she began to reach out as a way to cope; she spoke to women in prison and began a Facebook support group for loved ones of prisoners. Locked Up: From Behind Both Sides of the Wire can help you feel less alone if you are incarcerated or have a loved one in prison. It brings together the voices of those serving time and those waiting for them. Jodi Rose, an advocate for prison reform with criminal justice degrees, shares her own story, delves into the emotions of those with locked-up loved ones, and illuminates the prison experience through the poetry, stories, letters, and art work of prisoners themselves.

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