(see also Incarceration, Capital Punishment, California Prisons, Death Penalty Abolition & Restorative Justice)
Tijuana's Live-In 'Prison Angel': American Nun Brings Hope to Inmates on Border, Mary Jordan, Washington Post (4/10/02). Nun lives in prison, aiding both guards and prisoners.
How We Got to Two Million. Vince Beiser, Mother Jones (7/10/01).
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Books not Bars (Ella Baker Center). Focus on replacing scandal-ridden California Youth Authority.
Critical Resistance. Promotes international movement of opposition to Prison Industrial Complex.
Jericho Movement. Amnesty for all political prisoners.
Justice Now. Works with women prisoners & local communities to build safe, compassionate world without prisons.
Prison Activist Resource Center (PARC).
Sentencing Project. Promotes reduced reliance on incarceration, more humane & effective alternatives to deal with crime.
Maynard, Joyce. "Innocent abroad," Nation (1/13/03): 6-7,31.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Atkins, B. M. & H.R. Glick (eds.) Prisons, Protest, & Politics (Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1972).
Barnett, Randy E. The Structure of Liberty: Justice & the Rule of Law (NY: Oxford, 1998).
Bianchi, Herman & René Swaaningen (eds.) Abolitionism: Toward a Non-Repressive Approach to Crime (Amsterdam: Free U., 1986).
Carlie, Michael K. & Kevin I. Minor (eds.) Prisons Around the World: Studies in International Penology (Dubuque IA: William C. Brown, 1992).
Davis, Angela Y. Are Prisons Obsolete? (NY: Seven Stories, 2003).
Fliter, John A. Prisoners' Rights: The Supreme Court & Evolving Standards of Decency (Westport CT: Greenwood, 2001).
Freedman, Estelle B. Their Sisters' Keepers: Women's Prison Reform in America, 1830-1930 (Ann Arbor: U. of Michigan, 1984).
Knight, Barbara B. & Stephen T. Early, Jr. Prisoners' Rights in America (Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1986).
Knopp, Fay Honey & others. Instead of Prisons: A Handbook for Abolitionists (Syracuse NY: Prison Research Education Action Project, 1976).
Matthews, Roger & Peter Francis (eds.) Prisons 2000: An International Perspective on the Current State & Future of Imprisonment (NY: St. Martins, 1996).
Miller, Jerome G. Alternatives to Incarceration: A Dream Deferred (Vermillion: South Dakota, 1994).
Pepinsky, Harold E. The Geometry of Violence & Democracy (Bloomington: Indiana U., 1991). The only path away from crime & violence is to replace them with democratic interaction.
__________ & Richard Quinney (eds.) Criminology as Peacemaking (Bloomington: Indiana U., 1991). Alternatives to military model of "war" on crime.
Previte, Mary Taylor. Hungry Ghosts: One Woman's Mission to Change their World (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994). Reforming juvenile detention homes in New Jersey.
Soering, Jens. An Expensive Way to Make Bad People Worse: An Essay on Prison Reform from an Insider's Perspective (NY: Lantern, 2004).
Tonry, Michael. Thinking about Crime: Sense & Sensibility to American Penal Culture (NY: Oxford, 2003).
In the Library: Fiction
Palacek, Mike. KGB (Baltimore: Publish America, 2001). Iowa prisoners, a professor & an underground radio station conspire to bring justice to America.
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In the Library: Photography
"Love Light," by Eddie Robertson. Umoja Men's Chorus, Wilmington College at Warren Correctional Institution.