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Hell Is A Very Small Place

Author : Jean Casella
ISBN : 9781620971383
Genre : Social Science
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“An unforgettable look at the peculiar horrors and humiliations involved in solitary confinement” from the prisoners who have survived it (New York Review of Books). On any given day, the United States holds more than eighty-thousand people in solitary confinement, a punishment that—beyond fifteen days—has been denounced as a form of cruel and degrading treatment by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. Now, in a book that will add a startling new dimension to the debates around human rights and prison reform, former and current prisoners describe the devastating effects of isolation on their minds and bodies, the solidarity expressed between individuals who live side by side for years without ever meeting one another face to face, the ever-present specters of madness and suicide, and the struggle to maintain hope and humanity. As Chelsea Manning wrote from her own solitary confinement cell, “The personal accounts by prisoners are some of the most disturbing that I have ever read.” These firsthand accounts are supplemented by the writing of noted experts, exploring the psychological, legal, ethical, and political dimensions of solitary confinement. “Do we really think it makes sense to lock so many people alone in tiny cells for twenty-three hours a day, for months, sometimes for years at a time? That is not going to make us safer. That’s not going to make us stronger.” —President Barack Obama “Elegant but harrowing.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A potent cry of anguish from men and women buried way down in the hole.” —Kirkus Reviews

Waiting For An Echo

Author : Christine Montross
ISBN : 9780698152762
Genre : Medical
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*New York Times Books to Watch for in July* *Time Best New Books July 2020* Galvanized by her work in our nation's jails, psychiatrist Christine Montross illuminates the human cost of mass incarceration and mental illness Dr. Christine Montross has spent her career treating the most severely ill psychiatric patients. Several years ago, she set out to investigate why so many of her patients got caught up in the legal system when discharged from her care--and what happened to them therein. Waiting for an Echo is a riveting, rarely seen glimpse into American incarceration. It is also a damning account of policies that have criminalized mental illness, shifting large numbers of people who belong in therapeutic settings into punitive ones. The stark world of American prisons is shocking for all who enter it. But Dr. Montross's expertise--the mind in crisis--allowed her to reckon with the human stories behind the bars. A father attempting to weigh the impossible calculus of a plea bargain. A bright young woman whose life is derailed by addiction. Boys in a juvenile detention facility who, desperate for human connection, invent a way to communicate with one another from cell to cell. Overextended doctors and correctional officers who strive to provide care and security in environments riddled with danger. In these encounters, Montross finds that while our system of correction routinely makes people with mental illness worse, just as routinely it renders mentally stable people psychiatrically unwell. The system is quite literally maddening. Our methods of incarceration take away not only freedom but also selfhood and soundness of mind. In a nation where 95 percent of all inmates are released from prison and return to our communities, this is a practice that punishes us all.

Solitary Confinement

Author : David Polizzi
ISBN : 9781447337539
Genre : Social Science
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This book is the first to consider the history of solitary confinement and how it is experienced by the individuals undergoing it. It provides first-hand accounts of the inhumane experience of solitary confinement to provide a better appreciation of the relationship between penal strategy and its effect on human beings.

Breakthrough

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ISBN : UCSC:32106009947091
Genre : Anti-imperialist movements
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One Lie

Author : Marcus Wolf
ISBN : 9781469102115
Genre : Fiction
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This saga exemplifies that conflicts with personal and client relations can cause all hell to break loose in the most meticulously maintained legal career. We couldnt wait for the next chapter. Being in the legal profession, reading this was like watching a horror movie: you wanted to look away for fear it could happen to you but you were too captivated to do it. -Tim and Carol Scholl This is a truly great book and a fascinating read. I went from joy and laughter to tears and outrage. I felt like I have known these characters all my life. Also gives a lesson of life with a mistake effecting the lives of not one, but many one lie - Cindi Wagner Is One Lie a startling, honest description of the authors life OR a tale of pure erotic fiction? It is a robustly told narrative of an attorneys personal and professional life, complicated by his boundless sexual appetites. He succumbs to temptation at the drop of a hat. Descriptions of meeting and interviewing clients, wheeling and dealing with opposing counsel, preparing and appearing in Court are accurate and eye-opening to those not in the legal profession. Your voyage over the raging seas of his life will be unforgettable! The captain is Peeping Tom and the ships name is The Voyeur. - Mae Gibson Retired Secondary Educator Business Education, Speech, Drama & Journalism Nearly 50 years as a legal assistant and secretary in various law offices. I read this book as the chapters were completed And couldnt wait to get the next one! It is intriguing, shocking, erotic and truly Reveals the best & worst of small town politics. - Sue Eddleblute

National Guardian

Author : Cedric Belfrage
ISBN : IND:32000000699662
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Hell Is Over

Author : Mike Tucker
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114124386
Genre : Kurds
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As Saddam Hussein goes to trial, a chilling testimony to his unrelenting brutality.

Backpacking At An Older Age

Author : Raymond A. Ringhoff
ISBN : 9781469115559
Genre : Travel
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Back Packing at an Older Age This book is about my 6-month adventure, back packing and working around Australia, which was a dream of mine since migrating to Australia in 1996. Eventually becoming an Australian citizen. This type of down to earth adventure travel gives one a totally different perspective about the country landscape and about the travelers from different countries that do this type of adventure. I hope one will get excited as I did when they read this book about my adventure and that no matter how old you are one can have an experience of a lifetime.

Animals

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ISBN : UIUC:30112005742207
Genre : Animal welfare
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Our Dumb Animals

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ISBN : MINN:31951001900638T
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