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Behind Bars : Surviving Prison

Behind Bars : Surviving Prison - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0028643519

Cover of Behind Bars : Surviving Prison 02 (ISBN 978-0028643519)
ISBN13: 978-0028643519
ISBN10: 0028643518
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Alpha Books
Published: 2002
International: No

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Behind Bars : Surviving Prison - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0028643519

Jeffrey Ian Ross and Stephen C. Richards

ISBN13: 978-0028643519
ISBN10: 0028643518
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Alpha Books

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

A judge hands down a stretch in a local, state, or federal prison. It's time for some serious life lessons. With the crime rates soaring in the United States and the prison population growing faster than at any time in American history, staying alive and well -- both mentally and physically -- is tougher than ever.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

I. YOU'RE UNDER ARREST.

1. Busted!
2. Four Fatal Legal Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them).

II. YOU'VE GOT JAIL!

3. Big Houses, Dog Pens, and Gladiator Schools: The U.S. Prison System.
4. Hacks, Cops, and Cons: Who's Who in Prison.

III. DOING TIME.

5. Jugged: Welcome to Prison.
6. Don't Drop the Soap: Sex in the Slammer.
7. My Baloney Has a First Name: Food in Prison.
8. License Plates and GEDs: Work and School in Prison.
9. Blood In, Blood Out: Prison Gangs and Violence.
10. Brother, Can You Spare Some Time: A Day in the Life of Joe Convict.
11. We Ain't No Debutantes: Women Behind Bars.

IV. BEYOND THE WALLS.

12. Happy Days Are Here Again: Getting Out.
13. Revolving Doors: Fixing the Incarceration Machine.

V. APPENDIXES.

Appendix A. Slammer Slang: A Glossary.
Appendix B. We Understand, Son: Prison Reform Advocacy Groups.
Index.