Locked Out: Voices from America's Second Prison

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While many people find hope and a new identity behind prison walls, they lose it a few steps past the prison gate when faced with seemingly insurmountable barriers that prevent them from fulfilling their potential. In effect, these men and women are consigned to a “second prison” that curbs rehabilitation, diminishes success, denies them the opportunity to make meaningful contributions, and minimizes their human value. The texts gathered in Locked Out: Voices from America’s Second Prison, edited by Jesse Wiese, are interviews with former prisoners as they relate the ongoing consequences of incarceration long after their debt to society has been paid.
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Jesse Wiese serves as director of community engagement at Prison Fellowship®, the nation’s largest outreach to prisoners, former prisoners and their families. He served seven and a half years for robbery in the Iowa prison system, subsequently earning his law degree. He is the founder and director of The Second Prison Project, a Prison Fellowship campaign dedicated to eliminating the second prison in America.
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Publisher
Counterpath
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Published on
Jul 31, 2016
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Pages
50
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ISBN
9781933996615
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Criminals & Outlaws
Law / Criminal Law / General
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