Book Title : An Inmate s Daughter

an inmate s daughter

Release Date : 2006-01-01
ISBN Code : 0971416192
Book Author : Jan Walker
Book Publisher : Raven Pub
Total Pages : 171

Book Summary :

During the summer between seventh and eighth grades, Jenna, her mother, and her little brother move in with her grandparents while her father is in a Washington State prison, but as Jenna tries to fit in and make friends it becomes increasingly difficultto comply with her mother's demands for secrecy.

Book Title : Gang of One One Man s Incredible Battle to Find his Missing Daughter

gang of one one man s incredible battle to find his missing daughter

Release Date : 2012-01-24
ISBN Code : 9781444737912
Book Author : Gary Mulgrew
Book Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 300

Book Summary :

GANG OF ONE is the remarkable true story of one man's journey from a Glasgow orphanage to a notorious gang-infested prison in Texas. Driven by his desire to return to his son in England and haunted by the increasingly frustrating search for his missing daughter, Gary Mulgrew attempts the impossible task of surviving the prison's gang culture. Told with wit and humanity, GANG OF ONE shows a man constantly confronted by the moral and physical challenges of prison life, where everyone is encouraged to turn their back and 'see nuthin''. Gary's choice - to walk away and let a man die, or intervene and lose the chance to get home - makes GANG OF ONE a book as unforgettable as it is enthralling.

Book Title : Gonzalez and Daughter Trucking Co

gonzalez and daughter trucking co

Release Date : 2005-04-19
ISBN Code : 0307336999
Book Author : María Amparo Escandón
Book Publisher : Broadway Books
Total Pages : 288

Book Summary :

“A whimsical, humorous, and passionate mystery that explores the love and hurt of a father and daughter on the run.” —Jorge Ramos, News Anchor for Univision and Bestselling Author While serving a sentence in a Mexican prison, Libertad González passes the time at the weekly Library Club, reading to her fellow inmates from whatever books she can find in the prison’s meager supply. With her stories, Libertad enthralls a group of female prisoners every bit as eccentric as the tales she tells. But the story that emerges has nothing to do with the words printed on the pages. Instead, she tells the story of Joaquín González, a former professor and fugitive of the Mexican government who reinvents himself as a trucker in the United States. There he falls in love with a wild woman with whom he shares his truck and his life, until he unexpectedly finds himself alone on the road with a baby girl. Joaquín and his daughter make the cab of an 18-wheeler their home, sharing everything—adventures, books, truck-stop chow, and memories of the girl’s mother—until the girl grows into a woman, and a chance encounter with one man causes her to rebel against another.

Book Title : Working in the Light

working in the light

Release Date : 2017-12-07
ISBN Code : 9781504392792
Book Author : Starsha Dawn
Book Publisher : Balboa Press
Total Pages : 410

Book Summary :

Working in the light will take us on a journey to heal the world and improve ourselves, with topics to reflect on for each day of the year. As we move forward on our spiritual paths, we are light workers, letting God's light flow through us and out to where it is needed - in ourselves and in our world. Light workers, join with me. We have work to do in the light!

Book Title : The Preacher s Daughter

the preacher s daughter

Release Date : 2010-03-01
ISBN Code : 9780979265679
Book Author : Kendra Dunn
Book Publisher : La Femme Fatale Publishing
Total Pages : 253

Book Summary :

My father's church was on one end of the block and Slay conducted his business on the other. It was a street that, depending on which direction you were going, led you to heaven or to hell. At the time, I didn't have the fortitude to tell that as a disciple of the Lord, down on the corner is exactly where he needed to be - slinging scriptures as the dope boys slung rocks. I disobeyed my father's commandment and followed my heart... a decision that, indeed, led me to hell.

Book Title : The Horsekeeper s Daughter

the horsekeeper s daughter

Release Date : 2017-11-28
ISBN Code : 9781788039741
Book Author : Jane Gulliford Lowes
Book Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages : 232

Book Summary :

A small girl’s fascination with a battered old box of letters and photographs from a pioneer family in Queensland leads to the discovery of a tale of industrial unrest in the mining communities of County Durham in the 1880s. Covering the years 1880-1942 and chronicling poverty, exploitation, destitution, adventure, love, tragedy and an incredible coincidence, The Horsekeeper’s Daughter tells the true story of the County Durham mining village of Seaham, its people, and one remarkable woman. Twenty two year old Sarah Marshall left the Durham pit villages in 1886 and travelled alone to start a new life on the far side of the world. Spanning ten thousand miles, the narrative weaves between County Durham and Queensland, and explores the lives of ordinary folk who faced extraordinary circumstances. The book unravels the social, political and economic factors which resulted in thousands of British women leaving their homes and families behind for the new state of Queensland, through the government-sponsored Single Female Migrant Programme. The prejudices, hardships and challenges these young women encountered on arrival in Australia are revealed. The experiences of Sarah and her family are paralleled with those of the loved ones she left behind in County Durham, as they faced their own struggles through times of political upheaval and financial deprivation. Drawing upon family links, original letters and photographs, The Horsekeeper’s Daughter offers a unique perspective on the forgotten story of a working class girl, and the experiences of the hundreds of young North East women who left North East England who sailed to Australia to forge new lives in the late 19th Century.

Book Title : The Warden s Daughter

the warden s daughter

Release Date : 2017-01-03
ISBN Code : 9780553494631
Book Author : Jerry Spinelli
Book Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages : 352

Book Summary :

From Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli (Maniac Magee, Stargirl) comes the "moving and memorable" (Kirkus Reviews, starred) story of a girl searching for happiness inside the walls of a prison. Cammie O'Reilly lives at the Hancock County Prison--not as a prisoner, she's the warden's daughter. She spends the mornings hanging out with shoplifters and reformed arsonists in the women's excercise yard, which gives Cammie a certain cache with her school friends. But even though Cammie's free to leave the prison, she's still stuck. And sad, and really mad. Her mother died saving her from harm when she was just a baby. You wouldn't think you could miss something you never had, but on the eve of her thirteenth birthday, the thing Cammie most wants is a mom. A prison might not be the best place to search for a mother, but Cammie is determined and she's willing to work with what she's got. "Jerry Spinelli again proves why he's the king of storytellers" (Shelf Awarenss, starred) in this tale of a girl who learns that heroes can come in surprising disguises, and that even if we don't always get what we want, sometimes we really do get what we need. "This book is never boring and never predictable. Fame, good and bad fortune, friendship and mental illness all make their way into [Cammie's] narrative."—The New York Times Book Review Praise for the works of Jerry Spinelli: “Spinelli is a poet of the prepubescent. . . . No writer guides his young characters, and his readers, past these pitfalls and challenges and toward their futures with more compassion.” —The New York Times “It's almost unreal how much the children's book still resonates.” — on Maniac Magee

Book Title : Offending Women

offending women

Release Date : 2010-02-10
ISBN Code : 9780520945913
Book Author : Lynne Haney
Book Publisher : Univ of California Press
Total Pages : 304

Book Summary :

Offending Women is an eye-opening journey into the lived reality of prison for women in the United States today. Lynne Haney looks at incarcerated mothers, housed together with their children, who are serving terms in alternative, community-based prisons-a type of facility that is becoming increasingly widespread. Incorporating vivid, sometimes shocking observations of daily life, she probes the dynamics of power over women's minds and bodies that play out in two such institutions in California. She finds that these "alternative" prisons, contrary to their aims, often end up disempowering women, transforming their social vulnerabilities into personal pathologies, and pushing them into a state of disentitlement. Uncovering the complex gendered underpinning of methods of control and intervention used in the criminal justice system today, Offending Women links that system to broader discussions on contemporary government and state power, asks why these strategies have arisen at this particular moment in time, and considers what forms of citizenship they have given rise to.

Book Title : City of Inmates

city of inmates

Release Date : 2017-02-15
ISBN Code : 9781469631196
Book Author : Kelly Lytle Hernández
Book Publisher : UNC Press Books
Total Pages : 312

Book Summary :

Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. This book explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the world's leading incarcerator. Marshaling more than two centuries of evidence, historian Kelly Lytle Hernandez unmasks how histories of native elimination, immigrant exclusion, and black disappearance drove the rise of incarceration in Los Angeles. In this telling, which spans from the Spanish colonial era to the outbreak of the 1965 Watts Rebellion, Hernandez documents the persistent historical bond between the racial fantasies of conquest, namely its settler colonial form, and the eliminatory capacities of incarceration. But City of Inmates is also a chronicle of resilience and rebellion, documenting how targeted peoples and communities have always fought back. They busted out of jail, forced Supreme Court rulings, advanced revolution across bars and borders, and, as in the summer of 1965, set fire to the belly of the city. With these acts those who fought the rise of incarceration in Los Angeles altered the course of history in the city, the borderlands, and beyond. This book recounts how the dynamics of conquest met deep reservoirs of rebellion as Los Angeles became the City of Inmates, the nation's carceral core. It is a story that is far from over.

Book Title : Travelers Immigrants Inmates

travelers immigrants inmates

Release Date : 1995
ISBN Code : 0816623627
Book Author : Frances Bartkowski
Book Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages : 183

Book Summary :

Travelers, Immigrants, Inmates was first published in 1995. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Identities are always mistaken; yet they are as necessary as air to sustain life in and among communities. Frances Bartkowski uses travel writings, U.S. immigrant autobiographies, and concentration camp memoirs to illustrate how tales of dislocation present readers with a picture of the complex issues surrounding mistaken identities. In turn, we learn much about the intimate relation between language and power. Combining psychoanalytic and political modes of analysis, Bartkowski explores the intertwining of place and the construction of identities. The numerous writings she considers include André Gide's Voyage to the Congo, Eva Hoffman's Lost in Translation, Sandra Cisneros's House on Mango Street, Zora Neale Hurston's Dust Tracks on a Road and Tell My Horse, and Primo Levi's Survival in Auschwitz. Elegantly written and incisive, Travelers, Immigrants, Inmates stands at the crossroads of contemporary discussions about ethnicity, race, gender, nationalism, and the politics and poetics of identity. It has much to offer readers interested in questions of identity and cultural differences. Frances Bartkowski is associate professor of English and director of women's studies at Rutgers University in Newark. She is the author of Feminist Utopias (1989).

Book Title : A Daughter s Deadly Deception

a daughter s deadly deception

Release Date : 2016-11-12
ISBN Code : 9781459735255
Book Author : Jeremy Grimaldi
Book Publisher : Dundurn
Total Pages : 336

Book Summary :

Jennifer Pan seemed to be fulfilling her immigrant parents’ dreams: a straight-A student working towards a pharmacology degree. In reality, her golden life was a carefully cultivated facade, covering up an explosive secret life. When her deceptions started to unravel, Jennifer's desperate escape plan left a city in shock.

Book Title : Saturn Inmates

saturn inmates

Release Date : 2008-12-28
ISBN Code : 9781409254225
Book Author : R. O. N. S. KING
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 288

Book Summary :

This is a humorous look at Astrology, a continuation of the book, THE ASTROMATES... How a man survives in prison, while understanding what Saturn in the Zodiac Signs means.

Book Title : Remembrance of Patients Past

remembrance of patients past

Release Date : 2000
ISBN Code : 9780195415384
Book Author : Geoffrey Reaume
Book Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Total Pages : 362

Book Summary :

In Remembrance of Patients Past, historian Geoffrey Reaume remembers previously forgotten psychiatric patients by examining in rich detail their daily life at the Toronto Hospital for the Insane (now called the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH) from 1870-1940. Psychiatric patients endured abuse and could lead monotonous lives inside the asylum's walls, yet these same women and men worked hard at unpaid institutional jobs for years and decades on end, created their own entertainment, even in some cases made their own clothes, while forming meaningful relationships with other patients and some staff. Using first person accounts by and about patients - including letters written by inmates which were confiscated by hospital staff - Reaume weaves together a tapestry of stories about the daily lives of people confined behind brick walls that patients themselves built.

Book Title : Mob Daughter

mob daughter

Release Date : 2012-02-14
ISBN Code : 9781250015204
Book Author : Karen Gravano
Book Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

From Karen Gravano, a star of the hit VH1 reality show Mob Wives, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia childhood, where love and family come hand-in-hand with murder and betrayal. Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy "the Bull" Gravano, once one of the mafia's most feared hit men. With nineteen confessed murders, the former Gambino Crime Family underboss—and John Gotti's right-hand man—is the highest ranking gangster ever to turn State's evidence and testify against members of his high-profile crime family. But to Karen, Sammy Gravano was a sometimes elusive but always loving father figure. He was ever-present at the head of the dinner table. He made a living running a construction firm and several nightclubs. He stayed out late, and sometimes he didn't come home at all. He hosted "secret" meetings at their house, and had countless whispered conversations with "business associates." By the age of twelve, Karen knew he was a gangster. And as she grew up, while her peers worried about clothes and schoolwork, she was coming face-to-face with crime and murder. Gravano was nineteen years old when her father turned his back on the mob and cooperated with the Feds. The fabric of her family was ripped apart, and they were instantly rejected by the communities they grew up in. This is the story of a daughter's struggle to reconcile the image of her loving father with that of a murdering Mafioso, and how, in healing the rift between the two, she was able to forge a new life.

Book Title : The Executioner S Daughter

the executioner s daughter

Release Date : 2017-09-20
ISBN Code : 9781499099805
Book Author : Hunter J. W. Burke
Book Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages : 258

Book Summary :

Musette Lefvre, a peasant girl from a French provincial village abandoned by her father after the death of her mother, is put into the care of the local priest. Childhood traumas force her to flee to the capital, where the anonymity of eighteenth-century Paris encourages her capricious and impetuous nature. She delights in the follies and allegiances of a city dancing toward the madness of revolution. The Executioners Daughter tells the story of this young woman who initially enjoys a privileged life in the great city, supported by a wealthy guardian. The famous seamstress Mademoiselle Bertin employs her, and through that engagement, Musette meets Queen Marie Antoinette. The young woman enjoys the friendship and protection of several influential figures of the day. Her life is good, but then fate entangles her in a brutal world, and she must fight for her survival. Taken hostage and held in the horrifying beggars slum called the Cour des Miracles, Musette is robbed, degraded, and threatened with rape. She manages to kill her oafish guard and escape on foot, merging inconspicuously with the turbulent crowds of people inflamed by revolutionary rhetoric and intent on capturing the dreaded Bastille. The revolution had started, and France teeters on the edge of an abyss. Unwittingly, she becomes involved in upheavals that threaten her life and liberty. She spends time in prison for protecting the daughter of an migr, and as daily life crumbles, she seems set on a path of self-destruction, unable to extricate herself from the dangerous entanglements of revolutionary Paris. During the storming of the Tuileries Palace, Musette and her friends are captured and confined in the dreaded La Salptrire prison. Later, during the taking of that prison and the accompanying massacre, she escapes the turmoil of the city and flees to the countryside, where she eventually finds refuge with a caring elderly couple. She is safe at last, but of her friends in Paris, she has no news. The past had scarred her heart, and she wondered if she could ever build a future for herself.

Book Title : Forget You Had a Daughter Doing Time in the Bangkok Hilton

forget you had a daughter doing time in the bangkok hilton

Release Date : 2013-08-05
ISBN Code : 9781782196471
Book Author : Sandra Gregory
Book Publisher : John Blake Publishing
Total Pages : 300

Book Summary :

Sandra Gregory seemed to have the perfect life in Bangkok - until illness, unemployment and political unrest turned it into a nightmare. Desperate to get home by any means possible, she agreed to smuggle an addict's personal supply of heroin. She didn't even make it onto the plane.In this remarkably candid memoir, Sandra Gregory tells the full story of the events leading up to her arrest, the horrific conditions in Lard Yao prison, her trial in a language she didn't understand and how it feels to be sentenced to death.Sandra finally resumed her journey home some four and a half years later, when she was transferred to the British prison system and had to adapt to a new, yet equally harsh, regime. Following relentless campaigning by her parents - who refused to forget they had a daughter - she was pardoned by the King of Thailand and released in 2000.Forget You Had a Daughter is the extraordinary story of an ordinary British woman who made a mistake that changed the rest of her life.

Book Title : Jet


Release Date : 1993-01-18
ISBN Code :
Book Author :
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 64

Book Summary :

The weekly source of African American political and entertainment news.

Book Title : Inmates Narratives and Discursive Discipline in Prison

inmates narratives and discursive discipline in prison

Release Date : 2015-05-15
ISBN Code : 9781317601920
Book Author : Jennifer A Schlosser
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 152

Book Summary :

The question of ‘what works’ in offender treatment has dominated the field of prisoner re-entry and recidivism research for the last thirty years. One of the primary ways the criminal justice system tries to reduce the rates of recidivism among offenders is through the use of cognitive behavioural programs (CBP) as in-prison intervention strategies. The emphasis for these programs is on the idea that inmates are in prison because they made poor choices and bad decisions. Inmates’ thinking is characterized as flawed and the purpose of the program is to teach them to think and act in socially appropriate ways so they will be less inclined to return to prison after their release. This book delves into the heart of one such cognitive behavioural programme, examines its inner workings, its effects on inmates’ narrated experience and considers what happens when a CBP of substandard quality and integrity is used as a gateway for inmates’ release. Based on original empirical research, this book provides realistic suggestions for improving policy, for reforming current in-prison programs engaging in problematic practices and for instituting alternatives that take the needs of the inmates into greater account. This book is essential reading for students and academics engaged in the study of sociology, criminal justice, prisons, social policy, sentencing and punishment.

Book Title : Daughter s Keeper

daughter s keeper

Release Date : 2004-10-01
ISBN Code : 9781402233272
Book Author : Ayelet Waldman
Book Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages : 368

Book Summary :

How much would you sacrifice to save someone you love? When Olivia, wild-haired and headstrong, makes a terrible mistake, she must turn to the person least likely to help--her mother, Elaine. Motherhood was a role that Elaine never embraced and her best never amounted to much. But now Olivia faces prosecution for a naïve connection to a drug deal and she needs Elaine more than ever. As the days count down and Olivia's future hangs in the balance, Elaine must decide just how much she is willing to give for a second chance with her daughter. With Daughter's Keeper, Ayelet Waldman has crafted a redemptive journey at once highly emotional and unbearably suspenseful, as Olivia and Elaine's struggle builds to a beautiful, heart-wrenching climax. In this luminous, gripping novel, Waldman brings to life the tensions and the tenderness that forge the unshakeable bond between parent and child. Daughter's Keeper reveals the unlimited boundaries of forgiveness and the sacrifices we make for love. "A powerhouse novel of complex emotions so compelling that when I finished the book, I started over again."--Amy Tan "In Daughter's Keeper, Ayelet Waldman shows that the power of love, even when prickling with thorns, can ultimately provide what the criminal system cannot: a hard-fought, hard-won second chance."--Glen David Gold, author of Carter Beats the Devil "Waldman's passion and affection for her characters shine through."--Publishers Weekly "Waldman has written Daughter's Keeper with enough intelligence, tenderness and craft to shape outrage into a story that is both moving and enthralling." --Dave Eggers, author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and You Shall Know Our Velocity! "Ayelet Waldman has brought the war on drugs home, and has shown us just how close to home it can come....She looks past headlines and into the heart. What she finds there is hope for us all." --Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina

Book Title : Newjack


Release Date : 2011-09-30
ISBN Code : 9781448116089
Book Author : Ted Conover
Book Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 352

Book Summary :

After he was denied access to report on Sing Sing, one of America's most notorious high security jails, journalist Ted Conover applied to become a prison guard. As a rookie officer, or 'newjack', Conover spent a year in the unpredictable, intimidating and often violent world of America's penal system. Unarmed and outnumbered, prison officers at one of America's toughest maximum security jails supervise 1,800 inmates, most of whom have been convicted of violent felonies: murder, manslaughter, rape. Prisoners conceal makeshift weapons to settle gang rivalries or old grudges, and officers are often attacked or caught in the crossfire. When violence flares up in the galleries or yard an officer's day can go from mundane to terrifying in a heartbeat. Conover is an acclaimed journalist, known for immersing himself completely in a situation in order to write about it. With remarkable insight, Newjack takes the reader as close to experiencing life in an American prison as any of us would ever want to get. It's a thrillingly told account of how the gruelling world of the prison system brutalizes all who enter it - prison guards and prisoners alike.