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Dreisinger, Baz

Summary: "Beginning in Africa and ending in Europe, Incarceration Nations is a first-person odyssey through the prison systems of the world. Professor, journalist, and founder of the Prison-to-College-Pipeline, Dreisinger looks into the human stories of incarcerated men and women and those who imprison them, creating a jarring, poignant view of a world to which most are denied access, and a rethinking...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Other Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 365 DRE

Hattery, Angela

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Summary: "In this provocative book, the authors connect the regulation of African American people in many settings into a powerful narrative. Completely updated throughout, the book now includes a new chapter on policing black athletes' bodies and expanded coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement, policing trans bodies, and policing Black women's bodies."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.3 HAT

Hines, Debbie

Summary: "An examination of the historical and present racial inequities of the prosecutorial system and a blueprint for transforming the system to one of fairness and justice"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The MIT Press 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 364.089 HIN

Smith, Mychal Denzel

Summary: "We are better than this" has been the rallying cry since Donald Trump was elected. But as New York Times-bestselling author Mychal Denzel Smith shows, Americans are too comfortable imagining our greatness. We like to believe in the rightness of our path and the inevitability of choosing our better angels. But historically, we've only come close to living up to the ideals we profess after we've...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 SMI

Coates, Laura Gayle

Summary: "A powerful true story and groundbreaking account of bias in the courtroom from CNN senior legal analyst Laura Coates, recounting her time as a Black female prosecutor for the US Department of Justice"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COATES, LAURA COA

Crump, Benjamin

Summary: "[Ben Crump] shows that there is a persistent, prevailing, and destructive mindset regarding colored people that is rooted in our history as a slave-owning nation. This biased attitude has given rise to mass incarceration, voter disenfranchisement, unequal educational opportunities, disparate health care practices, job and housing discrimination, police brutality, and an unequal justice...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CRUMP, BENJAMIN CRU

Ifill, Sherrilyn A.

Summary: This blisteringly candid discussion of the American dilemma in the age of Trump brings together the head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the former attorney general of the United States, a bestselling author and death penalty lawyer, and a star professor for an honest conversation the country desperately needs to hear. Drawing on their collective decades of work on civil rights issues as well...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 IFI

Manuel, Ian

Summary: "The ... story of a fourteen-year-old sentenced to life in prison, of the extraordinary relationship that developed between him and the woman he shot, and of his release after twenty-six years of imprisonment through the efforts of ... legal activist Bryan Stevenson"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MANUEL, IAN MAN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B MANUEL MAN

Beety, Valena E.

Summary: "From a former federal prosecutor turned champion of the wrongfully convicted, this powerful and profound book follows the stories of women reclaiming their freedom and creates a new blueprint for remaking our deeply flawed criminal legal system." -- Inside front jacket flap.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corp. 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 345.73 BEE

King, Gilbert

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "A small town. A big secret. In December 1957, the wife of a Florida citrus baron is raped in her home while her husband is away. She claims a 'husky Negro' did it, and the sheriff, the infamous racist Willis McCall, does not hesitate to round up a herd of suspects. But within days, McCall turns his sights on Jesse Daniels, a gentle, mentally impaired white nineteen-year-old. Soon Jesse is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 KIN

Goffman, Alice.

Summary: Forty years in, the tough on crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that disproportionately affects Black communities. It has also torn at the lives of those on the outside. As arrest quotas and high tech surveillance criminalize entire blocks, a climate of fear and suspicion pervades daily life, not only for young men entangled in the legal system,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307 GOF

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. The story that I thought was my life didn't start on the day I was born. Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer & Bray 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ZOB

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ZOB

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ZOB

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ZOB

Wright, Isaac

Summary: "Marked for Life is the incredible memoir of a wrongfully imprisoned man's epic journey to free himself and others like him. Isaac Wright Jr. was wrongly accused of drug charges in New Jersey and sentenced to life in prison in 1991. He was arrested, tried, and convicted under a draconian "kingpin" statute even though he never dealt drugs a day in his life. Even though the prosecutor knew he was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WRIGHT, ISAAC WRI

Haynes, Keeda J.

Summary: "Just weeks after graduating from the Dean's List from Tennessee State University, Keeda Haynes became an inmate at Alderson Federal Prison Camp, all for a crime she didn't commit. This was never meant to be her story. Her childhood was spent in church, band practice, and Girl Scouts meetings, and when she enrolled at TSU, the path ahead had seemed bright. Then one day her boyfriend had asked...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seal Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HAYNES, KEEDA J. HAY

Hayes, Christopher

Summary: "America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure-- wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation-- reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first 'law and order' president." Hayes examines the surge in crime that began in the 1960s and peaked in the 1990s, and the unprecedented...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 364 HAY

Hayes, Christopher

Summary: "An Emmy Award-winning news anchor and New York Times best-selling author argues that there are really two Americas--a Colony and a Nation,"--NoveList.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 HAY

Henning, Kristin

Summary: "Drawing upon 25 years of experience representing black youth in Washington D.C.'s juvenile court, Kris Henning confronts America's irrational, manufactured fears of Black youth and makes a powerfully compelling case that the crisis in racist American policing begins with its relationship to Black children. She explains how discriminatory and aggressive policing has socialized a generation of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.36 HEN

Adams, Jarrett

Summary: "He was seventeen when an all-white jury sentenced him to prison for a crime he didn't commit. Now, in this unforgettable memoir, a pioneering lawyer recalls the journey that led to his exoneration-and inspired him to devote his life to fighting the many injustices in our legal system. Seventeen years old and facing nearly thirty years behind bars, Jarrett Adams sought to figure out the why...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Convergent 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ADAMS, JARRETT ADA

Fox, Margalit

Summary: "In this thrilling true-crime procedural, the creator of Sherlock Holmes uses his unparalleled detective skills to exonerate a German Jew wrongly convicted of murder. For all the scores of biographies of Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the most famous detective in the world, there is no American book that tells this remarkable story--in which Conan Doyle becomes a real-life detective on an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.152 FOX

Benforado, Adam.

Summary: "A crusading legal scholar exposes the powerful psychological forces that undermine our criminal justice system--and affect us all Our nation is founded on the notion that the law is impartial, that legal cases are won or lost on the basis of evidence, careful reasoning and nuanced argument. But they may, in fact, turn on the temperature of the courtroom, the camera angle of a defendant's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2015

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Bass, S. Jonathan

Summary: "... reconstruction of the ... life of a wrongfully convicted man whose story becomes an historic portrait of the Jim Crow South"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WASHINGTON, CALIPH BAS

Salaam, Yusef

Summary: "They didn't know who they had. So begins Yusef Salaam telling his story. No one's life is the sum of the worst things that happened to them, and during Yusef Salaam's seven years of wrongful incarceration as one of the Central Park Five, he grew from child to man, and gained a spiritual perspective on life. Yusef learned that we're all "born on purpose, with a purpose." Despite having...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SALAAM, YUSEF SAL

Simon, Samantha J.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "An inside look at how police officers are trained to perpetuate state violence. Michael Brown. Philando Castile. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. As the names of those killed by the police became cemented into public memory, the American public took to the streets in unprecedented numbers to mourn, organize, and demand changes to the current system of policing. In response, police departments...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2024

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Taibbi, Matt

Summary: A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police--from the bestselling author of The Divide

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 TAI

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