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Summary: "Cindy Shank, mother of three, is serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement with a Michigan drug ring years earlier. This intimate portrait of mandatory minimum drug sentencing's devastating consequences, captured by Cindy's brother, follows her and her family over the course of ten years."--IMDb.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Stern, Scott W.

Summary: In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer to be examined for sexually transmitted infections. Confused and humiliated, Nina did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty (and invasive) examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea. Insisting she could not possibly have an STI, Nina was coerced into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.74 STE

Summary: The women of Wentworth Prison face a high-stakes power struggle as the hit Australian drama returns. In Season Three, Bea Smith receives a life sentence without parole and assumes the mantle of top dog, asserting her dominance over the other inmates, including Franky Doyle, who finds herself more vulnerable than ever before.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: When Bea Smith arrives at Wentworth Prison, arrested for the attempted murder of her abusive husband, she is thrown head-first into a hostile and unforgiving environment with rules of its own. Bea tries to stay out of trouble, but quickly becomes caught up in a brutal rivalry between celebrity inmate Franky and former mob boss Jacs. Wentworth proves to be a dangerous place for the officers as...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn 2016

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Summary: It picks up after the events of 'Power' as Tariq St. Patrick grapples with his father's death while his mother, Tasha, faces charges for the murder her son committed. Tariq is forced to split his time between school and hustling to pay for Davis MacLean, the defense lawyer who is Tasha's only hope of escaping prosecution by U.S. Attorney Cooper Saxe. Tariq turns to the drug game, entangling...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Kelly, Martha Hall.

Summary: An arresting, powerful debut novel inspired by the life of debutante turned unlikely WWII hero Caroline Ferriday. Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish Catholic teenager, is nervously anticipating the changes that are sure to come since Germany has declared war on Poland. As tensions rise abroad - and in her personal life - Caroline's interest in aiding the war effort grows and she eventually comes to hear...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC KEL

Rutkoski, Marie

Summary: War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He's finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can't quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people-and certainly more than she cared for him. At least, that's what he thinks....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC RUT

Summary: Drastic changes are in store for the women at Wentworth Prison as the hit Australian drama returns. In Season Two, Bea languishes in solitary, plotting revenge for her daughter's murder, while Franky runs the prison unopposed. But the arrival of sadistic new governor Joan Ferguson threatens Franky's top-dog status. With Franky's contraband operation in her crosshairs, Ferguson attempts to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn 2017

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

Summary: A new regime has arrived at Litchfield and with it comes new business interests, spiritual movements, and parental problems that turn life behind bars upside down and ignite power struggles among Litchfield's residents and guards.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: New faces and old resentments make for a potentially volatile blend, especially now that Litchfield is a for-profit business.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: Picking up one week after the emergency response team stormed Litchfield Penitentiary, the ladies of Litch have been torn apart, literally and figuratively, as they enter a new facility. Now newbies starting at the bottom, they must navigate new rules and power dynamics while getting hazed by inmates and tortured by guards.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

DeConnick, Kelly Sue

Summary: In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman's failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards, and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker?

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Publisher / Publication Date: Turtleback Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 DEC

Humes, Edward

Summary: "On an April night in 1989, three small children perished in a Los Angeles apartment fire. Their young mother, Jo Ann Parks, escaped unharmed. Based on forensic evidence, Parks was later convicted, sentenced to life in prison without parole. Now a young lawyer with the California Innocence Project is challenging the conviction and the so-called "science" behind it"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 364.152 HUM

Kumanomata, Kagiji

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Summary: Winter has come, and Princess Syalis will do anything to stay warm, including creating a DIY magical device (known as a "Ko-tatsu"), knitting woolen underwear and trying to convince the castle blacksmith to make her a window to keep out the drafts.

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Publisher / Publication Date: VIZ Media LLC 2018

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Summary: "In the spring of 1789, a ship left port in London bound for the Botany Bay penal colony in Australia. The ship carried precious cargo - women, sent to keep the desperate male colonists from engaging in what their governor called 'gross irregularities.' But these women were hardly quiet homemakers - they were a hardy raucous lot rounded up from London's notorious Newgate prison and other jails...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2005

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

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Summary: Beautiful and full of life, Helena Citron, is taken to Auschwitz as a young woman and soon finds unlikely solace under the protection of Franz Wunsch, a high-ranking SS officer who falls in love with her and her magnetic singing voice. Risking execution if caught, they went on with their forbidden relationship until the war ended and the camp was liberated. Thirty years later, a letter arrives...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Patterson, James

Summary: Top cop. Devoted sister. Now Inmate 3329. But prison bars won't stop Harriet Blue from seeking justice for the murder of her brother. Prison is a dangerous place for a former cop - as Harriet Blue is learning on a daily basis. So, following a fight for her life and a prison-wide lockdown, the last person she wants to see is Deputy Police Commissioner Joe Woods. The man who put her inside. But...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2020

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC PAT

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA Fiction Pat

Summary: Secretly filmed in Iran by women and men who risked arrest. It is an immersive portrait of the world's most honored human rights activist and political prisoner, attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh, and of Iran's remarkably resilient women's rights movement. In the courts and on the streets, Sotoudeh has long fought for the rights of women, children, religious minorities, journalists, and artists. In the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2019

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

Carey, M. R.

Summary: Confronting the possibility that she might be forced to spend the rest of her life in a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors, Jess Moulson discovers that the prison is haunted by the ghost of a little boy who imparts a chilling message.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Orbit 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAR

Grigsby, Sean

Summary: A floating prison is home to Earth's unwanted people, where they are forgotten ... but not yet dead, in this wild science fiction adventureDeep space penal colony Oubliette, population: scum. Lena "Horror" Horowitz leads the Daughters of Forgotten Light, one of three vicious gangs fighting for survival on Oubliette. Their fragile truce is shaken when a new shipment arrives from Earth carrying a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GRI

Summary: Follows Brooklynite Piper Chapman, whose wild past comes back to haunt her and results in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper trades her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit and finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Orbit 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAR

Helm, Sarah.

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Summary: Traces the sobering history of World War II's largest female concentration camp, revealing the torturous experiences and deaths of thousands of women prisoners of more than twenty nationalities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 HEL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 HEL

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