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Life Without Parole: Living in Prison Today

Hassine, Victor

Verlag: Roxbury Pub Co, 2003
ISBN 10: 1891487868 / ISBN 13: 9781891487866
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Titel: Life Without Parole: Living in Prison Today

Verlag: Roxbury Pub Co

Erscheinungsdatum: 2003

Einband: Soft cover

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Inhaltsangabe: In 1981 law-school graduate Victor Hassine was sentenced to prison for life without parole for a capital offense. His Third Edition of LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE is an insightful look at conditions of confinement and prison life in America today, taking the reader on a "guided tour" of the prison experience. In powerful and poignant prose, Hassine conveys the changes in prison life that have come about as a result of the war on drugs, prison overcrowding, and demographic changes in inmate populations. Topics covered include rape, prison gangs, prison violence, AIDS, homosexuality, and prison politics.

About the Third Edition

The Third Edition features five new chapters. It continues to graphically document the violence and fear that are a part of everyday life in a men's maximum-security prison. Every chapter also features a new introduction rewritten by eminent criminologist Robert Johnson.

New Chapters

Chapter 8: "Anatomy of a False Confession" recounts the story of Frank Stoppage, an innocent man who was released before DNA testing began to reveal the innumerable travesties of justice that permeate our justice system.
Chapter 17: "Scenes from a Prison" introduces us to several fascinating inmates whose lives reveal the human diversity of the prison world.
Chapter 18: "Interview With Judge Richard J. Nygaard" provides a forum for Judge Nygaard to speak with authority about our growing penal system and the ease with which society has come to live with prisons that operate as destructive human warehouses.
Chapter 23: "In Search of the Convict Code" debunks the long-held notion that there exists a convict code, unique to confinement, which is a powerful force in prison affairs. Real codes of prison conduct, we learn, are imported from the outside world and adapted to the demands of life in confinement.
Chapter 24: "A Hitchhiker's Guide to Prisons" examines how offenders cope with fear, and offers strategies on how correctional officials could convert the prison from a danger zone into an environment where new lives can be forged without fear.

Über den Autor: Robert Johnson is with the American University, and Ania Dobrzanska is with The Moss Group, Inc.

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