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Behind Bars : Surviving Prison

Behind Bars : Surviving Prison - 02 edition

Behind Bars : Surviving Prison - 02 edition

ISBN13: 9780028643519

ISBN10: 0028643518

Behind Bars : Surviving Prison by Jeffrey Ian Ross and Stephen C. Richards - ISBN 9780028643519
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Alpha Books
Published: 2002
International: No
Behind Bars : Surviving Prison by Jeffrey Ian Ross and Stephen C. Richards - ISBN 9780028643519

ISBN13: 9780028643519

ISBN10: 0028643518

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

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.

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