Title Fish PDF eBook
Author T. J. Parsell
Publisher Hachette UK
Pages 423
Release 2009-04-27
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0786733012

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When seventeen-year-old T. J. Parsell held up the local Photo Mat with a toy gun, he was sentenced to four and a half to fifteen years in prison. The first night of his term, four older inmates drugged Parsell and took turns raping him. When they were through, they flipped a coin to decide who would "own" him. Forced to remain silent about his rape by a convict code among inmates (one in which informers are murdered), Parsell's experience that first night haunted him throughout the rest of his sentence. In an effort to silence the guilt and pain of its victims, the issue of prisoner rape is a story that has not been told. For the first time Parsell, one of America's leading spokespeople for prison reform, shares the story of his coming of age behind bars. He gives voice to countless others who have been exposed to an incarceration system that turns a blind eye to the abuse of the prisoners in its charge. Since life behind bars is so often exploited by television and movie re-enactments, the real story has yet to be told. Fish is the first breakout story to do that.

100 Unexpected Statements about Fish
Title 100 Unexpected Statements about Fish PDF eBook
Author William Young
Publisher Lennex
Pages 44
Release 2013-01
ISBN 9785458930741

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man's Prison." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

American Prisons and Jails [2 volumes]
Title American Prisons and Jails [2 volumes] PDF eBook
Author Vidisha Barua Worley
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages 720
Release 2018-12-07
Genre Social Science

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This two-volume encyclopedia provides a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the history and current character of American prisons and jails and their place in the U.S. corrections system. This encyclopedia provides a rigorous and comprehensive summary of correctional systems and practices and their evolution throughout US history. Topics include sentencing norms and contemporary developments; differences between local jails and prisons and regional, state, and federal systems; violent and nonviolent inmate populations; operations of state and federal prisons, including well-known prisons such as ADX-Florence, Alcatrez, Attica, Leavenworth, and San Quentin; privately run, for-profit prisons as well as the companies that run them; inmate culture, including prisoner-generated social hierarchies, prisoner slang, gangs, drug use, and violence; prison trends and statistics, including racial, ethnic, age, gender, and educational breakdowns; the death penalty; and post-incarceration outcomes, including recidivism. The set showcases contributions from some of the leading scholars in the fields of correctional systems and practices and will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about American prisons, jails, and community corrections.

The Ethics of Sex and Alzheimer's
Title The Ethics of Sex and Alzheimer's PDF eBook
Author John Portmann
Publisher Routledge
Pages 224
Release 2013-07-18
Genre Religion
ISBN 1135122113

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A growing epidemic, Alzheimer’s punishes not only its victims but also those married to them. This book analyzes how Alzheimer’s is quietly transforming the way we think about love today. Without meaning to become rebels, many people who find themselves "married to Alzheimer’s" deflate the predominant notion of a conventional marriage. By falling in love again before their ill spouse dies, those married to Alzheimer’s come into conflict with central values of Western civilization – personal, sexual, familial, religious, and political. Those who wait sadly for a spouse’s death must sometimes wonder if the show of fidelity is necessary and whom it helps. Most books on Alzheimer’s focus on those who have it, as opposed to those who care for someone with it. This book offers a powerful and searching meditation on the extent to which someone married to Alzheimer’s should be expected to suffer loneliness. The diagnosis of dementia should not amount to a prohibition of sexual activity for both spouses. Portmann encourages readers to risk honesty in assessing the moral dilemma, using high-profile cases such as Nancy Reagan and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to illustrate the enormity of the problem. Ideal for classes considering the ethics of aging and sexuality.

South Africa and the Dream of Love to Come
Title South Africa and the Dream of Love to Come PDF eBook
Author Brenna M. Munro
Publisher U of Minnesota Press
Pages 375
Release 2012
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 0816677689

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Uncovers the story of how the politics of queer sexuality have played out in the struggle for multiracial democracy in South Africa

UCLA Women's Law Journal
Title UCLA Women's Law Journal PDF eBook
Pages 328
Release 2010
Genre Feminist jurisprudence

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Beamish Boy: A Memoir
Title Beamish Boy: A Memoir PDF eBook
Author Albert Flynn DeSilver
Publisher The Owl Press
Pages 161
Release 2012-03-29
Genre Religion
ISBN 1452446113

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*A NOTE REGARDING PRICE: Proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to Literacy, Recovery, and Mindfulness education programs!]"I was raised in a clock tower with bats in the belfry." So begins, "Beamish Boy," the harrowing account of Albert Flynn DeSilver's inspirational journey from suicidal alcoholic to Poet Laureate and beyond. Though growing up in material privilege in suburban Connecticut in the 1970's and 80's, Albert finds himself whirling through an emotional wasteland void of love, complicated by his mostly absent alcoholic mother, while being raised by a violent Swiss-German governess. A dramatic downgrade in lifestyle right at adolescence inspires a hasty attraction to alcohol, drugs, and a series of increasingly shocking adventures.Filled with a luminous cast of characters, and told with searing honesty and ironic wit, "Beamish Boy" is a redemptive story of survival and letting go, as we follow Albert from one zany adventure and near-death experience to the next. He is run over by his best friend after blacking out in a driveway, contracts malaria in east Africa, and joins a psychedelic "therapy" cult, until he miraculously finds himself, through photography, poetry, and a hilarious awakening at a meditation retreat center, realizing finally, what it means to be fully alive and to truly love."Beamish Boy" charts a compelling spiritual journey, from violence and self-annihilation to creativity and self-realization. Not your typical addiction memoir, "Beamish Boy" reads more like a witty and poetic novel, offering a profound window into the human condition, complete with its tragedies and ecstasies--illuminating one man's quest for lasting wisdom.