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Messner, Kate

Summary: From multiple perspectives, tells of a time capsule project and the middle schoolers who contribute, including future journalist Nora Tucker and newcomer Elidee Jones, whose brother is in the local prison.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MES

Sims, Guy A.

Summary: While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 741.5 SIM

Sonneborn, Scott

Summary: Batman gets inside the prison where the Penguin is held to stop him from unleashing his new army of criminals on Gotham City.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Crowder, Melanie

Summary: In Bolivia in 1999, when their father is unjustly arrested and their mother leaves, Francisco, seventeen, and his sister Pilar, eight, must move to the dirty, dehumanizing, and corrupt prison.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

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

Fisher, Catherine

Summary: After his escape from the sentient prison, Incarceron, Finn finds that the Realm is not at all what he expected, and he does not know whether he is to be its king, how to free his imprisoned friends, or how to stop Incarceron's quest to be free of its own nature.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2010

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Smith, Alexander Gordon

Summary: When fourteen-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary, where brutal inmates and sadistic guards reign, boys who disappear in the middle of the night sometimes return weirdly altered, and escape might just be possible.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Square Fish 2010

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Stoner, Tammy Lynne

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Summary: It's 1923 in Midland, Texas, and Miss Dara falls in love with her best friend--who also happens to be a girl. Terrified, Miss Dara takes a job at the Imperial State Prison Farm for men. Once there, she befriends inmate and soon-to-be legendary blues singer Lead Belly, who sings his way out (true story)--but only after he makes her promise to free herself from her own prison.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Red Hen Press 2018

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Atwood, Margaret

Summary: "Margaret Atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test in an utterly brilliant new novel that is as visionary as The Handmaid's Tale and as richly imagined as The Blind Assassin. Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese, Doubleday 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ATW

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ATW

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ATW

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ATW

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION ATW

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Atwood 2015

Siegel, James.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SIE

Title, Elise.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Minotaur 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TIT

Shan, Darren.

Summary: "Now a prisoner of the most heinous survivors of the human race, B finds herself at the mercy of her enemies and discovers the fate of her parents and friend Vinyl, calling into question how much she is willing to sacrifice in the name of justice"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2014

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

Groot, Tracy

Summary: Three young Confederates and an entire town come face-to-face with Andersonville Prison's atrocities and learn the cost of compassion, when withheld and when given.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Pub 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRO

Abrahams, Peter

Summary: A young woman who hopes to give up her bartending job to become a successful writer, Ivy Seidel falls under the spell of Vance Harrow, convicted for a terrible crime, while teaching writing to inmates at a maximum security prison.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ABR

Carey, M. R.

Summary: On a heroin bender, Jess Moulson set fire to her apartment complex. A ten-year-old boy died in the fire. Sentenced to spend the rest of her life in Fellside, a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire, Jess is haunted by the ghost of the boy she killed, as well as all the mistakes she has made in her life. When Jess decides not to run drugs for a fellow prisoner is she on the road...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orbit 2017

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAR

Wall, Carolyn D.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Wall 2012

Fisher, Catherine

Summary: After his escape from the sentient prison, Incarceron, Finn finds that the Realm is not at all what he expected, and he does not know whether he is to be its king, how to free his imprisoned friends, or how to stop Incarceron's quest to be free of its own nature.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books 2010

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

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

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

Swierczynski, Duane.

Summary: "The second of three high-energy thrillers arriving back-to-back from cult crime fiction sensation Duane Swierczynski. After barely walking away with his life from a shootout that will go down in Hollywood history, ex-cop Charlie Hardie discovers things can, in fact, get even worse. He is kidnapped by a team of team of undercover operatives and forced to stand guard over an underground prison...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mulholland Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SWI

Pileggi, Leah.

Summary: In 1885, ten-year-old Jake is sent to prison for killing a man who threatened his father, and struggles to survive the harsh realities of prison life in the Idaho Territory.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD PIL

Pileggi, Leah.

Summary: In 1885, ten-year-old Jake is sent to prison for killing a man who threatened his father, and struggles to survive the harsh realities of prison life in the Idaho Territory.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PIL

Spinelli, Jerry

Summary: Living with her warden father in an apartment above a 1950s prison, Cammie O'Reilly struggles to come to terms with the loss of her mother, who died saving her from harm when she was a baby, and interacts with some of the reformed inmates.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Spinelli 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC SPI

Hunter, Stephen

Summary: In 1951, the disappearance of Sam Vincent, who was investigating a prison for violent African American convicts in Thebes, Mississippi, draws Earl Swagger into a confrontation with a town guarded by a private army of brutal, Klan-type thugs and rednecks.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2001

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HUN

Wall, Carolyn D.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAL

Little, Eddie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LIT

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 1999

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MYERS

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1 available in Young Adult Paperback, Call number: YAP FIC MYE