Too Cruel Not Unusual Enough

Author: Kenneth E. Hartman
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ISBN: 9780615685274
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Across the United States, locked tight behind high walls of deadly electrified fences, are more than 41,000 men and women sentenced to die. These are their stories of brutality and beauty, of violence and virtue, of the neverending quest of all human beings to make sense of the lives they are leading. Life without the possibility of parole, the other death penalty, is a sentence condemned by virtually all other countries embraced here in the land of the free. If you're interested in the truth about crime and punishment in America this anthology of writings from behind the walls is a must for you. If you care about the Constitution's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, this collection should be for you. If you value writing straight from the heart, stories that hit hard, literature that leaves you breathless and thinking, this book was written for you.

Life Imprisonment

Author: Dirk van Zyl Smit
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674980662
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Life imprisonment has replaced the death penalty as the most common sentence imposed for heinous crimes worldwide. Consequently, it has become the leading issue of international criminal justice reform. In the first survey of its kind, Dirk van Zyl Smit and Catherine Appleton argue for a human rights–based reappraisal of this harsh punishment.

Metamorphosis

Author: Robert A Ferguson
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300235291
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In the past few years, the need for prison reform in America has reached the level of a consensus. We agree that many prison terms are too long, especially for nonviolent drug offenders; that long-term isolation is a bad idea; and that basic psychiatric and medical care in prisons is woefully inadequate. Some people believe that contracting out prison services to for-profit companies is a recipe for mistreatment. Robert Ferguson argues that these reforms barely scratch the surface of what is wrong with American prisons: an atmosphere of malice and humiliation that subjects prisoners and guards alike to constant degradation. Bolstered by insights from hundreds of letters written by prisoners, Ferguson makes the case for an entirely new concept of prisons and their purpose: an “inner architectonics of reform” that will provide better education for all involved in prisons, more imaginative and careful use of technology, more sophisticated surveillance systems, and better accountability.

Hell Is A Very Small Place

Author: Jean Casella
Editor: New Press, The
ISBN: 1620971380
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“An unforgettable look at the peculiar horrors and humiliations involved in solitary confinement” from the prisoners who have survived it (New York Review of Books). On any given day, the United States holds more than eighty-thousand people in solitary confinement, a punishment that—beyond fifteen days—has been denounced as a form of cruel and degrading treatment by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. Now, in a book that will add a startling new dimension to the debates around human rights and prison reform, former and current prisoners describe the devastating effects of isolation on their minds and bodies, the solidarity expressed between individuals who live side by side for years without ever meeting one another face to face, the ever-present specters of madness and suicide, and the struggle to maintain hope and humanity. As Chelsea Manning wrote from her own solitary confinement cell, “The personal accounts by prisoners are some of the most disturbing that I have ever read.” These firsthand accounts are supplemented by the writing of noted experts, exploring the psychological, legal, ethical, and political dimensions of solitary confinement. “Do we really think it makes sense to lock so many people alone in tiny cells for twenty-three hours a day, for months, sometimes for years at a time? That is not going to make us safer. That’s not going to make us stronger.” —President Barack Obama “Elegant but harrowing.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A potent cry of anguish from men and women buried way down in the hole.” —Kirkus Reviews

Too Cruel Not Unusual Enough

Author: Kenneth E. Hartman
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ISBN: 9781490445632
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A collection of essays about serving life without parole by prisoners (and some others), and about how life without parole really is the death penalty.

Contrary Investing For The 1990s

Author: Richard E. Band
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ISBN: 9780937583036
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Cruel And Unusual Too Hot For Jail Tv

Author: Jamie Delano
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The Concept Of Cruel And Unusual Punishment

Author: Larry Charles Berkson
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The Railway Age Monthly And Railway Service Magazine

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The Independent Reflector Or Weekly Essays On Sundry Important Subjects More Particularly Adapted To The Province Of New York

Author: William Livingston
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Illustrations Of The Holy Scriptures

Author: George Bush
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West S New York Digest 4th

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Cruel And Unusual

Author: Michael Meltsner
Editor: William Morrow
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California Of The South

Author: John Steven McGroarty
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What To Say For Every Occasion

Author: David Belson
Editor: Mjf Books
ISBN: 9781567315417
File Size: 65,96 MB
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Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
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File Size: 65,95 MB
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The Price Of Admiralty An Indictment Of The Royal Navy 1805 1966

Author: Stanley Bonnett
Editor: Robert Hale
ISBN:
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Just When You Think You Are All Alone

Author: Leon Mentzer
Editor: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc
ISBN: 9781933148366
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A collection of short stories in celebration of supernatural events (angels and miracles) woven through our sometimes troubled lives bringing hope, peace, and fulfillment. The author uses his storytelling gift to draw reader into discovering fresh perspective on things that matter: love, family relationships, and spiritual well-being.

Welding Design Fabrication

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Criminal Justice

Author: Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld
Editor: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587652196
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Contains 625 alphabetically arranged entries that examine various aspects of criminal justice in the U.S., covering criminals, codes and categories of law, law enforcement agencies, courts, corrections, the U.S. Constitution, and Supreme Court rulings. Includes a time line, personages and subject indexes, and other reference materials.