Life Without Parole Living and Dying in Prison Today
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Edition: 5th 2010
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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.
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
|About this Book|
|About the Author|
|About the Editors|
|ï¿½Life Without: Opening Reflections on Living and Dying in Prison Todayï¿½|
|In the Beginning|
|The Architecture of Fear|
|Gauntlet of Despair|
|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|
|ï¿½Death Without: Closing Reflections on Living and Dying in Prison Todayï¿½|
|Appendix: ï¿½Hassine's Life Without Parole in Criminological Perspectiveï¿½|