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10 books about prison life

Pick up one of these featured titles on prison life in May 2021.

There are hundreds of books published on prison life. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.

Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration by Reuben Jonathan Miller

Category: Criminology

This book was published this year by Little, Brown and Company and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.

Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller

Category: Memoirs

This book was published last year by Penguin Books and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.

Prison Saved My Life by Louis Dooley;Heidi Gruber O'Very

Category: Subjects

This book was published 3 years ago by Emmaus International and takes approximately 5.3 hours to read.

The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose by Chris Wilson

Category: Motivational

This book was published last year by G.P. Putnam's Sons and takes approximately 14.4 hours to read.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Category: Black & African American

This book was published 6 years ago by One World and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.

God Will Use This for Good: Surviving the Mess of Life by Max Lucado

Category: Love & Loss

This book was published 8 years ago by Thomas Nelson and takes approximately 1.7 hours to read.

The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison by Pete Earley

Category: Crime & Criminals

This book was published 28 years ago by Bantam and takes approximately 15.5 hours to read.

Prison Nurse: Mayhem Murder and Medicine by Ellen Kane

Category: Medical

This book was published 2 years ago by BookBaby and takes approximately 5.2 hours to read.

Beyond Bars: Rejoining Society After Prison by Jeffrey Ian Ross

Category: Self-Help

This book was published 12 years ago by Alpha and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.

Life Without Mercy: Jake Beard, Joseph Paul Franklin and the Rainbow Murders by Ralph Kennedy Echols

Category: Serial Killers

This book was published 7 years ago by Kennedy Books and takes approximately 13.9 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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