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Life Without Parole Living and Dying in Prison Today

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ISBN-10: 0199774056

ISBN-13: 9780199774050

Edition: 5th 2010

Authors: Victor Hassine, Robert Johnson, Sonia Tabriz

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In 1981, law-school graduate Victor Hassine was convicted of a capital offense and sentenced to prison for life without parole. Based on his experiences as an inmate, this book offers a firsthand account of conditions in contemporary American prisons. It discusses the consequences of the War on Drugs, prison overcrowding, rape, gangs, AIDS, prison politics, and recent demographic changes in inmate populations. Victor hassine passed away in 2008. This new edition will include an afterword by Hassine's collaborator and editor Robert Johnson on suicide in prison.
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Book details

Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

About this Book
About the Author
About the Editors
�Life Without: Opening Reflections on Living and Dying in Prison Today�
In the Beginning
The Architecture of Fear
Gauntlet of Despair
Staying Sane
Things Missed
Playing the Opposites
The Politics of Persecution
Society of Captives
Friends in Low Places
A Kingdom Remembered
Battle in the Big House
Prisons Old, Prisons New
Modern Ghost Towns
The Runaway Train
Stories from the Inside
�Death Without: Closing Reflections on Living and Dying in Prison Today�
Appendix: �Hassine's Life Without Parole in Criminological Perspective�
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