Liberating Minds eloquently makes the case for these multiple benefits and also tells the stories of many formerly incarcerated college students and the remarkable transformations in their lives.
Both access to college for all Americans and criminal justice reform are high on today’s national policy agenda. Liberating Minds argues that it is imperative, both for prisoners themselves and for society, that access to higher education be extended to include the incarcerated. As the country faces a legacy of decades of over-incarceration, offering college behind bars provides a corrective on the path back to a more democratic and humane society.
This book explores these issues in depth. It takes current topics in institutional corrections and explores the main issues surrounding each. Themes include institutional corrections, prison behavior (including gangs and misconduct), solitary confinement, prison programming, and rehabilitation.
A Day in Prison shows what life is like for prisoners from morning roll call to lights out. It tracks the many ins and outs of prison culture and provides a comprehensive look into the dynamics that define inmates’ daily interactions with each other, prison guards, and prison administrators. It gives a full sense of the challenges—small and large—presented to inmates as they try to survive each day.
The book is structured like an actual day in prison, hour by hour, tracking where in the prison a prisoner would most likely be and what they would most likely be doing. It brings a clear sense of the unique environment that is a prison and makes sense of it for the reader, step-by-step. Based in the author’s own experience, being incarcerated for eleven years, it is as realistic a guide to life in prison as any reader could have.
Lawrence is a graduate of Trinity college (CT) earning a BA, and MA in three years. He added a JD degree from the College of William and Mary and practiced law for thirty years He also served fourteen years in the Army Reserves as a JAG officer.
Luanne is a tax expert who traces her heritage to the Mayflower and belongs to many hereditary organizations including the Daughters of the American Revolution. It was her inbred sense of justice and love of the unique American dream of Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness that spurred Lawrence to compile this story on human waste.
A life is a terrible thing to waste. This work will be followed by a study on wasting youth in schools designed to serve the adults and a third project will examine waste in the complex transportation “system” run by cities, villages, counties, states, federal toll-ways. etc. A final study will tackle the welfare system that destroys the human, spirit of hope, creating the worse prisons, a living hell on earth.
Aimed at students, scholars, and policymakers, Intermediate Sanctions in Corrections will be used in the many undergraduate criminal justice courses devoted to corrections and intermediate sanctions.
public, institution staff, and inmates alike. Without the protection and safety of inmates, however, nothing else can be assured. This point needs to be made time and time again and goes directly to the heart of the matter insofar as overcrowding, staffing, and mindset are concerned! Corrections primary role, in regard to rehabilitation, should lie with the quality and quantity of programs and services that are offered - not necessarily in the number which are subsequently taken or used by each individual. Prison crowding is not only counterproductive to proper security and control, it is non-conducive to the provision of programs and services which are needed to prepare inmates for their ultimate release from incarceration as well.