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Woodfox, Albert

7 holds on 5 copies

Summary: Nearly forty years in solitary confinement in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell for 23 hours a day for a crime he did not commit, Albert Woodfox survived and emerged with his humanity and sense of hope for the future intact.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2019

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Hardy, Jason Matthew

Summary: "A former parole officer shines a bright light on a huge yet hidden part of our justice system through the intertwining stories of seven parolees striving to survive the chaos that awaits them after prison in this illuminating and dramatic book"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.6 HAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.6 HAR

Meade, Desmond

Summary: "Desmond Meade tells the story of his fight to pass Amendment 4 in Florida, which would restore voting rights to felons who have served their terms"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 342.759 MEA

Summary: New Orleans, 38 months after. The city's musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and others continue to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. But the promise of recovery, heightened by the historic election of a new president, is tempered by sobering economics, continued police corruption, and the ongoing specter of violence and crime. In these five final episodes of Treme,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TRE

Summary: Rampant crime and government ineptitude continue to cripple the city's recovery, with outside profiteers looking to cash in on short-term gains. The series' focus is still on ordinary people, but they no longer accept their lack of influence on the institutions that have controlled the city.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2013

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TRE

Cutié, Albert.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2011

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 282.092 CUT

Brandon, Jay

Summary: Fresh out of prison, former lawyer Edward Hall thinks his days in the courtroom are behind him. Until his sister, Dr Amy Hall, is arrested for murder. She's accused of shooting the ex-husband she supposedly reconciled with and is convinced that her ex-convict brother is the only one able to save her. To make matters worse, the media won't ignore Amy's high profile case; an example needs to be...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House 2018

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRA

Saracino, Luciano

Summary: In this graphic novel adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic, the ex-convict Jean Valjean strives to build a new life in nineteenth century Paris and protect his adopted daughter, Cosette, but he is pursued by the fanatical police inspector Javert who does not believe in redemption--until it is too late for both of them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch books, a Capstone imprint 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 SAR

Johnson, Alice Marie

Summary: How do you hold on to hope after more than twenty years of imprisonment? For Alice Marie Johnson the answer lies with God. For years, Alice lived a normal life without a criminal record -- she was a manager at FedEx, a wife, and a mother. But after an emotionally and financially tumultuous period in her life left her with few options, she turned to crime as a way to pay off her mounting debts....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JOH

Ross, Jeffrey Ian

Summary: Can the common criminal get a fresh start? A resource for former convicts and their families post-incarceration. The United States has the largest criminal justice system in the world, with currently over 7 million adults and juveniles in jail, prison, or community custody. Because they spend enough time in prison to disrupt their connections to their families and their communities, they are...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alpha 2009

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Wolters, Cleary.

Summary: "The real-life Alex Vause from the critically acclaimed, top-rated Netflix show Orange Is the New Black tells her story in her own words for the first time--a powerful, surprising memoir about crime and punishment, friendship and marriage, and a life caught in the ruinous drug trade and beyond. Fans nationwide have fallen in love with Orange Is the New Black, the critically acclaimed and wildly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WOLTERS, CLEARY WOL

McLain, Denny.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sporting News Pub. Co. 1988

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 MCL

Summary: Three ex-criminals living as immigrants in Stockholm, Sweden, attempt to forge new lives for themselves on the right side of the law. However, struggling against a lifetime of reckless behavior, they come to realize that the decision to change must be made every single day, and giving up can never be an option.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Azusa Street Productions 2016

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Frey, James

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.29 Frey

Stratton, Richard (Richard H.)

Summary: "The Hollywood Ending of an Adrenaline-Filled and, By Turns, Harrowing and Funny Odyssey of Crime and Redemption in America's War on Drugs Smuggler's Blues, the first book in Richard Stratton's memoir of his criminal career, detailed his years as a kingpin in the Hippie Mafia. Kingpin, the second book, traced his eight-year journey through the criminal justice system, through two federal trials...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Publishing 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STRATTON, RICHARD STR

Jackson, Ted

Summary: "The heartbreaking, timeless, and redemptive story of the transformative friendship binding a fallen-from-grace NFL player and a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist who meet on the streets of New Orleans, offering a rare glimpse into the precarious world of homelessness and the lingering impact of systemic racism and poverty on the lives of NOLA's citizens"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WAL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WALLACE, JACKIE JAC

Gantos, Jack.

Summary: The author relates how, as a young adult, he became a drug user and smuggler, was arrested, did time in prison, and eventually got out and went to college, all the while hoping to become a writer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 813.54 GAN

Hall, Ron

Summary: The authors of "Same Kind of Different as Me" offer new reflections and stories of hope and healing, covering such topics as faith, friendship, community outreach, and much more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 261.8325 HAL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 HAL

Summary: While Ray makes progress in therapy, there are dangers from the past that require the Ray Donovan of old. Between NYC mayor Ed Feratti, an unrelenting NYPD officer hunting for the truth and clients old and new, Ray struggles to find the balance between fixing for clients and fixing himself. And when Feratti's corruption brings a piece of Mickey's past back to New York, Ray is forced to seek...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV RAY

Hall, Ron

Summary: The co-author relates how he was held under plantation-style slavery until he fled in the 1960s and suffered homelessness for an additional eighteen years before the wife of the other co-author, an art dealer accustomed to privilege, intervened.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 HAL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HALL, RON HAL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 976.4 Hall 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B HALL HAL

Maren, Mesha

Summary: "Jodi McCarty is seventeen when she's sentenced to life in prison for manslaughter. She's released eighteen years later and finds herself reeling from the shock of unexpected freedom. Not yet able to return to her lost home in the Appalachian mountains, she heads south in search of someone she left behind, as a way of finally making amends. There, she will meet and fall in love with Miranda, a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MAR

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MAR

Summary: Jimmy Rose is a career criminal newly free after twelve years in prison. Greeted with cold disdain from his wife, Jackie, Jimmy decides to stick to the terms of his parole: hold down a job and stay right in the eyes of the law. But when he finds out that his beloved granddaughter, Ellie, ran away and is now a drug addict, Jimmy will risk everything to bring her home.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV TRI

Summary: A darkly mysterious tale of two lesbian ex-cons, Victoria and Florence, trying to make a new life in the backwoods of Quebec. Seeking peace and quiet, the couple slowly begin to feel under siege as Vic's probation officer keeps unexpectedly popping up and a strange woman in the neighborhood soon turns out to be a sinister force from Flo's past.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN VIC

Summary: This action drama follows Lucas Hood, an ex-convict who improbably becomes sheriff of a rural, Amish-area town while searching for a woman he last saw 15 years ago, when he gave himself up to police to let her escape after a jewel heist. Living in Banshee under an assumed name, Carrie Hopewell is now married with kids and is trying to keep a low profile. Lucas not only tries to rekindle things...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Entertainment 2013

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV BAN

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