Behind Bars

Surviving Prison

Author: Jeffrey Ross,Stephen C. Richards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440695776

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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A judge hands down a stretch in a local, state, or federal prison. It's time for some serious life lessons. With the crime rates soaring in the United States and the prison population growing faster than at any other time in American history, staying alive and well - both mentally and physically - is tougher than ever.
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Dress Behind Bars

Prison Clothing as Criminality

Author: Juliet Ash

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857712217

Category: Design

Page: 240

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From nineteenth-century broad arrows and black and white stripes to twenty first-century orange jumpsuits, prison clothing has both mirrored and bolstered the power of penal institutions over prisoners' lives. Vividly illustrated and based on original research, including throughout the voices of the incarcerated, this book is a pioneering history and investigation of prison dress, which demystifies the experience of what it is like to be an imprisoned criminal. Juliet Ash takes the reader on a journey from the production of prison clothing to the bodies of its wearers. She uncovers a history characterized by waves of reform, sandwiched between regimes that use clothing as punishment and discovers how inmates use their dress to surmount, subvert or survive these punishment cultures. She reveals the hoods, the masks, and pink boxer shorts, near nakedness, even twenty first-century 'civvies' to be not just other types of uniform but political embodiments of the surveillance of everyday life.
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Surviving Behind Bars

An Inmate Writing Notebook for a Loved One in Jail Or Prison

Author: Nanny Freeman

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781097741915

Category:

Page: 122

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Many friends and family of people who have been incarcerated miss their loved ones and wish they could do more than visit once every now and then. Some wonder if their loved one will be released only to be jailed again, some children miss their imprisoned parents. This notebook is designed to be given to inmates to write their thoughts and feelings so they can read them later in life, write letters to their children, parents, family and loved ones. Write their plans, dreams or visions about the future, and prepare them to rejoin society no matter how much time they have spent while away. INSTRUCTIONS you can give to your incarcerated loved one: Behind bars? What's next? Reconnect with yourself and your loved ones through journaling. Journal about your dreams, your vision, future plans, letters to children, friends, and family, and anything you want to say to yourself or your loved ones. You can write poetry, songs, and random thoughts. Anything! IMPORTANT: Some key things about sending books to friends and family behind bars... If you order this book and send it to yourself, then send it to them yourself in a box, they will most likely be rejected for security reasons. It is highly recommended that you order and send directly from a publisher or seller like amazon, and that you do not send more than three books in one shipping. Ordering books for an inmate through an online retailer is easy, you just have to make sure that you select ship by USPS and that you ship it to the inmate's mailing address. Put the inmate's first name and last name followed by the inmate's ID number in the name line of the shipping address (John Doe, 12345). Next line put the facility name and then the address, so if I were sending an inmate items to Ulster Correctional Facility it would look like this: Frank Doe, 12345 The Name of Correctional Facility P.O. Box 600 Napanoch, New York 17478-0890
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A Day in Prison

An Insider's Guide to Life Behind Bars

Author: John Fuller,Holly Lorincz

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 151071782X

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

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A rare glimpse at twenty-four hours in the life of an inmate—from doing laundry in “the hole” to surviving a fight—by an ex-con and professional prison coach. No one is prepared for the reality of incarceration. In this fascinating and utterly candid guide, prison coach John “Doc” Fuller draws on his own experience of eleven years in jail to outline what the newly imprisoned can expect from moment to moment during a typical day. Spanning the hours from a prisoner’s waking to lights out, the author describes the two sets of rules every inmate must know—the official prison guidelines and the often-brutal laws set down by the population itself. With advice on how to interact with guards and other inmates alike, Fuller details how to survive not only fights, but the rigor of meals, daily jobs, and the yard. With an outlook toward eventual release, Fuller also delves into the ways inmates can make the most of their free time. From the man who prepared Martha Stewart for her jail time, and who has coached everyone from housewives to professional athletes on life behind bars, this eye-witness view into the daily life of a correctional facility outlines the details and dynamics anyone facing prison time needs to know.
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Federal Prison Handbook

The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Author: Christopher Zoukis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692799734

Category:

Page: 522

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The definitive guide to surviving incarceration in a federal prison. Federal Prison Handbook teaches individuals facing incarceration, prisoners who are already inside, and their friends and family everything they need to know to protect themselves and their rights. The thorough information has been compiled by an advocate currently serving time at a federal prison. His insider's view of this unknown world guides inmates through the mental stresses of confinement. Equally as important, he keeps readers physically safe by explaining how to avoid the near-constant conflicts found inside federal prisons. In detailed chapters broken down by topical areas, readers discover: * What to expect during admissions and how to greet cellmates for the first time. * How to communicate with the outside world through telephones, computers, and mail. * What types of items can be purchased from the official commissary and the underground economy. * The best ways to avoid fights, and the options that provide the greatest protection if a fight cannot be avoided. * The knowledge required to avoid scams, schemes, theft, and other problems. * What to do about sexual harassment or assault. * The types of jobs available and their pay grades. * Medical and psychological services. * Religious activities and services. * Entertainment, recreation, and keeping fit. * And much more. Importantly, this text provides detailed instructions on how prisoners can protect their rights. The author is a college-educated prisoner who has fought extensively to preserve his rights and the rights of other prisoners. Incarceration can be cruel for prisoners and their loved ones. Know what to expect and make the best of this time by staying safe, remaining safe, and building a life behind bars.
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Beyond Bars

Author: Jeffrey Ross,Stephen C. Richards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101108525

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Can the common criminal get a fresh start? An essential resource for former convicts and their families post-incarceration. The United States has the largest criminal justice system in the world, with currently over 7 million adults and juveniles in jail, prison, or community custody. Because they spend enough time in prison to disrupt their connections to their families and their communities, they are not prepared for the difficult and often life-threatening process of reentry. As a result, the percentage of these people who return to a life of crime and additional prison time escalates each year. Beyond Bars is the most current, practical, and comprehensive guide for ex-convicts and their families about managing a successful reentry into the community and includes: *Tips on how to prepare for release while still in Prison *Ways to deal with family members, especially spouses and children *Finding a job *Money issues such as budgets, bank accounts, taxes, and debt *Avoiding drugs and other illicit activities *Free resources to rely on for support
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The Prison Library Primer

A Program for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Brenda Vogel

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810867435

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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In this century the central and quintessential correctional facility program ought to be the library. While the U.S. prison industry has embraced a massive reentry movement emphasizing literacy and job readiness for former felons, prison libraries have been ignored as potential sources for reintegration. In The Prison Library Primer: A Program for the Twenty-First Century, Brenda Vogel addresses the unique challenges facing the prison librarian. This practical guide to operating and promoting a correctional library focuses on the basic priorities: collection development; location, space planning, and furnishing suggestions; information on court decisions and legislation affecting prisoners' rights. This volume also includes an information-skills training curriculum, sample administration policies, essential digital and print sources, and community support resources. Equipped with practical library science tools and creative solutions, The Prison Library Primer is an invaluable resource that will help the librarian and library advocate develop, grow, and maintain an effective, user-centered library program.
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Surviving in Prison

Author: Harold S. Long

Publisher: Breakout Productions Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 122

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Professional methods and techniques for information and intelligence gathering... now revealed for you to use. Now you can find out anything you want to know about anyone you want to know about! Satisfy your need to know with these revealing professional manuals on investigation, crime and police sciences. "The realities of prison life come through informatively in this rough-cut, occasionally profane book". -- Booklist "This book should be read by every cop, lawyer, judge and corrections department in the country". -- Angry A disturbing account of life behind bars. The author has spent the last ten years in prison. He describes how prisons are run: the penal code and the cellblock code. He takes you out to the yard and into the hole. He explains why rehabilitation programs fail. And he reveals what is required to survive the personal degradation, brutality and humiliation found in contemporary American prisons.
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Prison Guide: Survival Secrets Revealed

Author: A. Pisano

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 162838266X

Category: Reference

Page: 158

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The secrets of surviving prison have remained unwritten – until now. Angelo Pisano, a ten-year veteran of the U.S. prison system, is breaking the silence with this guide on how to navigate a world behind bars. With a focus on getting home as soon as possible, Pisano prepares soon-to-be inmates for confinement, whether their sentences will be served in county jails or in maximum security prisons. The advice for so-called “new Jacks” covers all types of scenarios, from fights to the complex rules that govern borrowing and lending to the best practices at the gambling table. By teaching the newly convicted about the pecking order and how to stay out of trouble with correctional officers and inmates alike, Pisano aims to get his readers out of jail as early as the criminal justice system will allow. Instead of feeling helpless, Pisano’s readers will come away from the book feeling more in control. That’s because, as Pisano writes, being confined to jail doesn’t mean being confined to bad choices. Instead, he provides his readers with workable advice on how to take advantage of the solitude and freedom from distraction to improve character, intellect and chances for future success. By reading this book, the newly convicted just might be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
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Prison, Inc

A Convict Exposes Life Inside a Private Prison

Author: K.C. Carceral,Thomas J. Bernard

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814799543

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

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In 1888, Leo Tolstoy mysteriously declared that sexual intercourse should no longer exist. Years later he would admit to being "horrified" by this pronouncement, but still remained an ardent believer in sexual abstinence. Frequenter of brothels in his youth, father of thirteen children by his wife and at least two children by peasant women before he was married, Tolstoy now had the audacity to suggest that people should stop having sex. How can such a repudiation be explained? Beginning with Tolstoy's Kreutzer Sonata-his first written "declaration of war on human sexuality"--Tolstoy on the Couch takes us on a sweeping psychoanalytic tour of Tolstoy's diaries and other private materials, revealing that behind his campaign for celibacy lay a painful and complicated drama of early childhood. Rooting Tolstoy's polarized feelings about women and sexuality in his uncontrollable rage toward the mother who died when he was a toddler, Rancour-Laferriere offers profound psychobiographic insights into Tolstoy's lifelong animosity toward women--and into the women he loved to hate.
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