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Bauer, Shane

Summary: "A ground-breaking and brave inside reckoning with the nexus of prison and profit in America: in one Louisiana prison and over the course of our country's history. IIn 2014, Shane Bauer was hired for $9 an hour to work as an entry-level prison guard at a private prison in Winnfield, Louisiana. An award-winning investigative journalist, he used his real name; there was no meaningful background...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 365 BAU
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2020

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

Larson, Doran

Summary: "In Inside Knowledge incarcerated people step forth as the primary witnesses and documentarians of the American prison's historical and ongoing defeat of the four cardinal rationales for the legal caging of human beings: rehabilitations, deterrence, containment, and retribution"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 365 LAR

Summary: Based on the true story of a reform warden who risks his life to replace brutality and corruption with humanity and integrity in a state prison farm.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BRU

Summary: Welcome to Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison or OZ. As run by Tim McManus and overseen by Warden Leo Glenn, Em City is about prisoner rehabilitation over public retribution. No matter how hardened a criminal or killer, whether you're in for a few years or in for life, you have a role to play. Once inside, choose your friends carefully.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Video 2002

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

Burling, Alexis

Summary: Discusses how in 1969, a group of daring Native American activists launched a 19-month takeover of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, seeking to highlight the poor living conditions that persisted in Native American communities throughout the country.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Essential Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 970 BUR

Hallinan, Joseph.

Summary: "A few years ago, Joe Hallinan, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, met a tough law-and-order Texan named Jack Kyle, who had been a Texas prison warden in the 1960s and had worked in the penal system nearly all his adult life. It used to be, Kyle told Hallinan, that nobody wanted prisons. But after the Texas economy went bust in the mid-1980s, people began to reconsider prisons, and 'now,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2001

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

Summary: One is more likely to go to prison in the USA than any other country in the world. Follow the stories of two innocent men who spent decades behind bars for murders they did not commit. With gripping testimony from inmates, guards, staff, cops, analysts, lawyers, and reformers, it exposes the failed "punishment model" and examines the dramatic programs proven to work.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gravitas Ventures 2018

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SUR

Poor, Nigel

Summary: "From the co-creators and co-hosts of the Peabody- and Pulitzer-nominated podcast comes this illuminating view of prison life, as told by presently and formerly incarcerated people. The United States locks up more people per capita than any other nation in the world--600,000 each year and 2.3 million in total. The acclaimed podcast Ear Hustle, named after the prison term for eavesdropping,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2021

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

Jackson-Laufer, Guida M. (Guida Myrl)

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Publisher / Publication Date: Heritage Books 1992

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1 available in Reference Office, Call number: R-Gen 929.2 BENSON Jackson-Laufer

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Publisher / Publication Date: Routledge 2003

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

Lizzio, Kenneth P.

Summary: "An abolitionist and a spy, father and son, in the forgotten Western theater of the Civil War. The abolitionist legacies of Orville Brown and his son, Spencer, live on in this historic and daring 19th-century account. Journeying apart from each other, butwith similar passion, Orville and Spencer's stories span virtually every major abolitionist event: from the battles of Bleeding Kansas and the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 LIZ

Summary: Overview: At 2.26 million, incarcerated Americans not only outnumber the nation's fourth-largest city, they make up a national constituency bound by a shared condition. Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America presents more than seventy essays from twenty-seven states, written by incarcerated Americans chronicling their experience inside. In essays as moving as they are eloquent, the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 365.973 FOU

Abbott, Jack Henry

Summary: A collection of letters by a federal prisoner provides a candid look at life in prison, revealing his background, politics, and views on parole, rehabilitation, and capital punishment.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1991

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

Edge, Laura Bufano

Summary: A history of the United States prison system and its many changes over the years.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2009

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Summary: Lucas Jackson is a man who refuses to be nailed down, conform to rules and regulations, or fit into society, and now, he's on a chain gang. He's a likable enough guy, always smiling, always ready for a little fun. He eats 50 hard-boiled eggs on a bet and collects all the money in the camp. He's more or less like the people he hangs around with, except he won't be pushed. He knows his own mind....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Pictures 2008

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA COO

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE COO

Summary: In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a prison which houses the world's most brutal inmates. And when the President of the United States crash lands outside, only one man can bring him back: Snake Plissken, a notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero who, in exchange for a full pardon, descends into the decayed city and wages a blistering...

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Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2003

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2 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI ESC

McElroy, John

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Publisher / Publication Date: McDowell, Obolensky 1957

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7711 MCE

Finn, Peter

Summary: "From the co-author of The Zhivago Affair, a finalist for the National Books Critics Circle Award, comes the riveting story of a wealthy heiress who joined the OSS and was the only American woman in uniform to be captured by the Germans; her imprisonmentamong the Nazi elite and daring escape in 1945 comprise one of the more remarkable untold episodes of WWII. Gertrude "Gertie" Legendre was a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEGENDRE, GERTRUDE SANDFORD FINN

Summary: In this fact-based story, a convict is confined to the dungeons of Alcatraz for three years in isolation after a failed escape. When he at last emerges from the total darkness, he's confused, savage, barely human, and he immediately kills the stoolie who ratted on his escape. It's an open-and-shut case of Murder One. But his resolute attorney puts Alcatraz and its sadistic associate warden on...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 1999

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MUR

Whipps, Ray

Summary: Ray and Betty Whipps both served in Europe during WWII: Ray as an infantryman under General Patton in the trenches of Normandy, Paris, and Belgium, and Betty as a field nurse in Cherbourg, France. The two met when Betty tended to Ray after he was injured in a mortar blast. Both strong Christians, the two bonded over their shared faith, and as Betty nursed Ray back to health, they fell in love...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WHIPPS, RAY WHI

Summary: In 1962, three prisoners escaped from Alcatraz, a prison surrounded on all sides by the waters of San Francisco Bay, and disappeared. The fates of the three men have remained unknown to the present day. In this program, three scientists from the Netherlands employ 3D modeling technology to reconstruct the water currents of the day of the prison break in an attempt to uncover whether or not it...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ALC

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Publisher / Publication Date: Public Affairs 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 ABU

Summary: Where eagles dare: Commandos charged with freeing a U.S. general from an Alpine fortress should trust nothing -- including their own search-and-rescue orders.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment Co. 2010

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE ESS

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