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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: * New to the fourth edition About This Book Acknowledgments Foreword, John Irwin About the Author About the Editors "Prison," a poem by Robert Johnson Part I: Prison Life Introduction 1. How I Became a Convict 2. Things Missed 3. Playing the Opposites 4. Prison Violence 5. The Underground Economy 6. Prison Politics 7. Race Relations in Prison 8. Anatomy of a False Confession 9. Saying Goodbye Part II: Interviews Introduction 10. David: A Sexual Victim 11. Chaser: A Medication Addict 12. Toney: An AIDS Tragedy 13. Albert Brown: A Permanent Resident 14. Jacko: Surviving the Hole 15. Coach: A Changeling 16. The Dancing Man *17. Scenes from a Prison *18. Interview with Judge Richard J. Nygaard Part III: Op Ed Introduction 19. Prison Overcrowding 20. Mr. Smith Goes to Harrisburg 21. Prison Rape 22. Inmates and Officers 23. In Search of the Convict Code 24. A Hitchhiker's Guide to Prisons, Part I: A Study in Fear *25. A Hitchhiker's Guide to Prisons, Part II: The Big House: What Goes 'Round Comes 'Round *26. A Hitchhiker's Guide to Prisons, Part III: The Contemporary Prison: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow 27. Conclusion: The Runaway Train Afterword: Prisons and Prison Reform: Hassine's Book in Perspective, Robert Johnson and Ania Dobrzanska Appendices Appendix A: A State Tries to Rein in a Prison Awash in Drugs, reprinted from The New York Times Appendix B: Struggle to Survive: View from Behind Bars, reprinted from The Philadelphia Inquirer. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: In 1981 law school graduate Victor Hassine was convicted of a capital offense and sentenced to prison for life without parole. Based on his pivotal experiences as an inmate, Life Without Parole, Fourth Edition, offers an insightful and extraordinary firsthand look at the conditions of confinement and prison life in America today. In powerful and poignant prose, Hassine takes the reader on a "guided tour" of the prison experience, discussing 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.

This gripping text graphically documents the violence and fear that are part of everyday life in a men's maximum-security prison. Each chapter features an introduction written by eminent criminologist Robert Johnson, and the book is divided into three sections: Prison Life, which introduces readers to the day-to-day aspects of Hassine's life in prison; Interviews, which presents a series of candid interviews with Hassine's fellow inmates; and Op Ed, in which Hassine addresses some of the most significant problems within the current prison system.

Revised and updated throughout, the fourth edition also integrates three new chapters that explore the following topics:

* The harmful effects of crowding on both criminals and correctional administrators
* A vivid analysis of the many prisons Hassine has inhabited, compared and contrasted as both living environments and as institutions of punishment
* Hassine's reflections on his long period of incarceration, along with his predictions for how tomorrow's prisons might evolve

An invaluable resource for criminal justice students and those interested in the prison system, Life Without Parole, Fourth Edition, presents a riveting account of life behind bars.

About the Author: Robert Johnson is with the American University, and Ania Dobrzanska is with The Moss Group, Inc.

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