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10 books about prison life
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Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration by Reuben Jonathan Miller
This book was published this year by Little, Brown and Company and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.
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Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller
This book was published last year by Penguin Books and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Know My Name is a gut-punch, and in the end, somehow, also blessedly hopeful. --Washington Post Universally acclaimed, rapturously reviewed, and an instant New York Times bestseller, Chanel Miller's breathtaking memoir gives readers the privilege of knowing her not just as Emily Doe, but as Chanel Miller the writer, the artist, the survivor, the fighter. (The Wrap). Her story of trauma and transcendence illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators, indicting a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable, and, ultimately, shining with the courage required to move through suffering and live a full and beautiful life. Know My Name will forever transform the way we think about sexual assault, challenging our beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing. Entwining pain, resilience, and humor, this memoir will stand as a modern classic.
Prison Saved My Life by Louis Dooley;Heidi Gruber O'Very
This book was published 3 years ago by Emmaus International and takes approximately 5.3 hours to read.
Have you ever been at the end of your rope? Have you ever felt the bottom fall out of your life? Have you ever felt completely and utterly hopeless? Have you ever felt rejected by this world sometimes even by the very people who are supposed to love you? Have you ever done something so horrible that the biggest punishment there seems to be is simply having to live with the knowledge that you did it? Have you ever wondered what s the point of this confusing and often painful life? If you u answered yes to any of these, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. So did Louis Dooley. This is his story. It will resonate with you, make you uncomfortable, shock you, make you laugh and cry, but in the end it will give you hope. --
The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose by Chris Wilson
This book was published last year by G.P. Putnam's Sons and takes approximately 14.4 hours to read.
"The Master Plan is less of a road map and more of a philosophy that we should all take to heart: We are all better than our worst decision, our sense of justice should honor the redemptive possibilities inherent in every person, and our destinies are truly intertwined."--Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore Growing up in Washington, DC, Chris Wilson was surrounded by violence and despair. He watched his family and neighborhood shattered by trauma, and he lost his faith. One night when he was seventeen, defending himself, he killed a man. He was sentenced to life in prison with no hope of parole. But what should have been the end of his story became the beginning. Behind bars, Wilson embarked on a remarkable journey of self-improvement--reading, working out, learning languages, even starting a business. At nineteen, he sat down and wrote a list of all the things he intended to accomplish, and all the steps he'd have to take to get there. He called it his Master Plan. He revised that plan regularly and followed it religiously. Sixteen years later, it led him to an unlikely opportunity--and to a promise he has been working hard to live up to every day since. Harrowing, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant, The Master Plan is a memoir for this moment, proving that every person is capable of doing great things.
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.
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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.
The author profiles five hard-core criminals, the new warden, numerous officers, guards, the staff, and others from Leavenworth Prison.
Prison Nurse: Mayhem Murder and Medicine by Ellen Kane
This book was published 2 years ago by BookBaby and takes approximately 5.2 hours to read.
Follow Nurse Kane into your first Maximum-Security penitentiary as she introduces you to a living, breathing subculture of 1400 incarcerated men at Stillwater State Prison. Meet her charactersâ¦criminals: the good the bad and the mentally ill. Learn why she worked there for ten years and still states it was the best nursing job she ever had. Her stories are compelling, horrific, funny, and sad. Unless you'd rather commit a major felony and see for yourself, this is your chance to peek inside a cell hall, get intimate with a few inmates and learn what it's like to be a prison nurse.
Beyond Bars: Rejoining Society After Prison by Jeffrey Ian Ross
This book was published 12 years ago by Alpha and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.
A guide to assist ex-convicts in making a successful return to society discusses how to begin preparing while still in prison, finding a job, and avoiding drugs and illicit activities that could result in a return to prison.
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.
On June 25, 1980, Vicki Durian, 26, and Nancy Santomero, 19, were hitchhiking in West Virginia, headed to the Rainbow Family Gathering in the Monongahela National Forest. They accepted a ride from a soft spoken young man driving a Chevy Nova. They never made it to the Rainbow festival.The young women made the mistake of admitting to Joseph Paul Franklin that they did not disapprove of interracial dating. Franklin, a racist serial killer, murdered Nancy and Vicki and left their bodies on a remote mountainside in Pocahontas County. He had committed 18 other murders before that, all of them racially motivated.Twelve years later, despite repeated confessions from Franklin, a local man, Jacob Wilson Beard, was charged with the killings, which had come to be known as "The Rainbow Murders."Beard was convicted of those killings and sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole. "Life Without Mercy," as they call it in West Virginia.Written with the cooperation of Jake Beard and Joseph Paul Franklin, Life Without Mercy is the story of the Rainbow murders, the perversion of justice and one man's five and a half year struggle to get out of prison and clear his name.If it could happen to Jake Beard, it could happen to anyone.
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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