Register for Summer Reading Club
Search
Type
Format
Sort
Location

Summary: The epic story of Henri Charrière, a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, who, in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon's escape.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Fisher, Catherine

Summary: To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC FIS

Yomtov, Nelson

Summary: "Story of men who tunneled to escape a German prisoner-of-war camp. Learn about the planners, task leaders, and key players of the escape from Stalag Luft III"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 940.54 YOM

Summary: Two Frontline episodes on the American penal system. Solitary nation looks at life in solitary confinement in Maine's maximum security prison. Prison state addresses the problem of mass incarceration in America, focusing on four residents of a Louisville, Kentucky housing project as they cycle in and out of the state's prison system.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: The program traces how decisions made in Washington, D.C. in the immediate aftermath of September 11th led to a robust interrogation policy that laid the groundwork for prisoner abuse in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and Iraq. The program provides the context for understanding how the rules were confused, how lines of authority were blurred, and what happens when the authorization of "coercive...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Video 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Video 2002

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

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.

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 741.5 Sonneborn 2014

Bascomb, Neal

Summary: "The story of a group of Allied POWs in WWI who dared to escape from Germany's most notorious prison camp, Holzminden."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 940.4 BAS

Summary: When U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler escapes death after being shot down over one of the most intense front lines in the Vietnam War, his troubles were just beginning. He is taken captive by the Vietnamese Army and is forced to endure a harrowing stint in a Vietnamese prison camp. Dengler and a small band of his fellow captives stage a death-defying escape. Based on a true story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [distributor] 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Macdonald, Fiona.

Summary: Describes what life was like in medieval dungeons during the late fifteenth century, as seen through the eyes of the jailer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: F. Watts 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 940.1 Macdonald

Summary: Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: General Irwin, a respected three-star tactician whose career ends in disgrace when he's court martialed and sent to a maximum security military prison, The Castle. Irwin quickly butts heads with the facility's autocratic warden, Colonel Winter, who runs his command with an iron fist, even killing prisoners when he deems it necessary. Irwin rallies his fellow convicts into a rag-tag army and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: DreamWorks Home Entertainment 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER LAS

Summary: Following the bloodbath that ended the prison riot, life is returning to far from normal for those who survive in the experimental unit of OZ. The warden struggles to do the right thing for his prisoners, facing adversity at every turn. Safety at OZ is not an option.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2002

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

13 holds on 5 copies

Summary: An employee at a prison in upstate New York becomes romantically involved with two male inmates and helps them escape. Based on a true story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Kershaw, Alex.

Summary: Details the history of the U.S. Navy submarine Tang in the Pacific theater of World War II, the explosion that led to its sinking, the ordeal of its surviving crew members, and their capture by the Japanese followed by months of brutal captivity.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 940.5451 KER

Summary: An eccentric warden runs a maximum security prison free from the constraints of space, time, or sanity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: This summer, The Warden is back and the death toll at Superjail continues to rise at a ridiculous rate in the all-new Adult Swim DVD release. Includes all 10 episodes from the animated comedy's third season, complete with fist fights, baffling love triangles and psychedelic animation that will melt your face off. Series creators and executive producers also created a collection of bonus...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Weintraub, Robert

Summary: Describes the bond that developed between an RAF technician and a fiercely loyal purebred pointer named Judy, a pair who met in an internment camp during World War II where they became a symbol of hope to the other prisoners.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 921 WEI

Kershaw, Alex.

Summary: Details the history of the U.S. Navy submarine Tang in the Pacific theater of World War II, the explosion that led to its sinking, the ordeal of its surviving crew members and their capture by the Japanese, followed by months of brutal captivity.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.545 Kershaw

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.5451 KER

Summary: In 1954 a reclusive ex-soldier is thrown into the woes of rebellion when he's ordered to escort a villager accused of murder to prison during the Algerian War. As their journey leads them through a deadly fire-fight between settlers and rebels, the two men on opposite sides of the conflict must join forces to survive.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Breaking out of maximum security at Fox River was the easy part. Now, Michael Scofield must fight to survive inside Sona, a hellish Panamanian prison where the only rule is brutal violence and the only way out is in a body bag. So, with time running out, Lincoln Burrows scrambles desperately to free his brother along with the only man who can deliver Lincoln's captive son from the sinister...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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