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Product Description: Hard Time: A Fresh Look at Understanding and Reforming the Prison, 4th Edition, is a revised and updated version of the highly successful text addressing the origins, evolution, and promise of America’s penal system. Draws from both ethnographic and professional material, and situates the prison experience within both contemporary and historical contexts Features first person accounts from male and female inmates and staff, revealing what it’s actually like to live and work in prison Includes all-new chapters on prison reform and on supermax correctional facilities, including the latest research on confinement, long-term segregation, and death row Explores a wide range of topics, including the nature of prison as punishment; prisoner personality types and coping strategies; gang violence; prison officers’ custodial duties; and psychological, educational, and work programs  Develops policy recommendations for the future based on qualitative and quantitative research and evidence-based initiatives...read more

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9781119082774 | 4th edition (Blackwell Pub, July 5, 2016), cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Hard Time: A Fresh Look at Understanding and Reforming the Prison, 4th Edition, is a revised and updated version of the highly successful text addressing the origins, evolution, and promise of America’s penal system.

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Product Description: In A Woman Doing Life, author and inmate Erin George draws a vivid and uniquely raw portrait of female life in prison. By detailing her own experiences and sharing poignant stories from other female inmates, George gives insight into prison relationships, death and sickness, reactions from friends and family, and even "cooking" in prison...read more
By Erin George, Robert Johnson (editor), Alison B. Martin (editor) and Joycelyn Pollock (other contributor)

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9780199935888 | 2 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, December 15, 2014), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: In A Woman Doing Life, author and inmate Erin George draws a vivid and uniquely raw portrait of female life in prison.

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