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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

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

Summary: Michael Peterson was 19 years old in 1974. Reckless, and hoping to make a name for himself, he picked up a homemade sawed-off shotgun and set off to rob a post office. Caught and arrested soon after, he was convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison. Ultimately, Peterson ended up behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which were spent in solitary confinement. While incarcerated, his alter ego,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY BRO

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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Summary: Prisons have become incubators for hate, where ethnic and white supremacist enclaves vie for control through violence and coercion directed along color lines. In part one of this program, ABC News anchor Ted Koppel talks with prisoners doomed to solitary confinement due to their gang affiliations. They discuss the dangers that drove them to join-and that keep them looking over their shoulders...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Shook, Sarah.

Contents: Keep the home fires burnin' -- The nail -- Heal me -- Sidelong -- No name -- Dwight Yoakam -- Misery without company -- Solitary confinement -- Nothin' feels right but doin' wrong -- Fuck up -- Make it up to Mama -- Road that leads to you.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloodshot Records 2017

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD COUNTRY SHO

Summary: The effects of sensory deprivation are still poorly understood. In this program, six volunteers undergo a 48-hour study of near-total isolation, conducted inside a former fallout shelter. Led by clinical psychologist Dr. Ian Robbins, the experiment has a twofold focus: observation of the subjects during their seclusion-which is enhanced by arm cuffs, heavily filtered goggles, and static-filled...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Smith, Alexander Gordon

Summary: Imprisoned for a murder he did not commit, fourteen-year-old Alex Sawyer thinks that he has escaped the hellish Furnace Penitentiary, but instead he winds up in solitary confinement, where new horrors await him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2010

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

Contents: Hellraiser (Sirens) -- Man of the shadows (Valentinos) -- Stranger in the house (Paybacks) -- Honey do (Avatars) -- Conquest for Pabst (Bill Bondsmen) -- Fear the future (Amino Acids) -- Solitary confinement (Easy Action) -- Soul city rocker (Whiskey Diaries) -- Get that luv outta here (Troy Gregory, Stepsisters) -- Too sweet (Space Heaters) -- Thieves (Beggers) -- Damaged goods (Frustrations)

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Carbon 14 2005

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD POP/ROCK DET

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1991

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

Connelly, Karen

Summary: Imprisoned in solitary confinement after being arrested by the Burmese secret police, Teza, an activist who used his music to protest the repressive dictatorship, is unaware that his life has a profound influence on those around him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CON

Sheff, David

Summary: "The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Boy explores the transformation of Jarvis Jay Masters who became one of America's most respected Buddhist practitioners during his two decades in solitary confinement in San Quentin"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MASTERS, JARVIS JAY SHE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B MASTERS SHE

Bulik, Cynthia M.

Summary: Explores the nature of midlife eating disorders, looking at why they develop, how their unique challenges set them apart from those that occur earlier in life, and the path to recovery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Company 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.8 Bulik 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8526 BUL

Jeffs, Rachel

Summary: The daughter of the self-proclaimed prophet of the FLDS Church describes the abusive patriarchal culture in which she was raised by sister wives and dominating men and discusses how her father remains a powerful influence on his followers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 JEF

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JEFFS, RACHEL JEF

Summary: Five guards, nine prisoners.until one changes sides. In this study in elemental power politics, the prisoners work to undermine the guards' authority; the most powerful prisoner is sentenced to solitary confinement, but refuses to go; and the guards squelch an attempt to break out. Contains harsh, inflammatory, and explicit language.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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King, Jonathon.

Summary: Max Freeman's old life ended the night he killed a twelve-year-old in self-defense and stopped being a cop. Now he lived a solitary confinement answering only to his own demons. Until the night he finds the corpse of a child, and his past explodes into the present.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2002

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP M KIN

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