Author: Robert Johnson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-06-02
Genre: Social Science
Hard Time: A Fresh Look at Understanding and Reforming the Prison, 4th Edition, is a revised and updated version of the highly successful text addressing the origins, evolution, and promise of America’s penal system. Draws from both ethnographic and professional material, and situates the prison experience within both contemporary and historical contexts Features first person accounts from male and female inmates and staff, revealing what it’s actually like to live and work in prison Includes all-new chapters on prison reform and on supermax correctional facilities, including the latest research on confinement, long-term segregation, and death row Explores a wide range of topics, including the nature of prison as punishment; prisoner personality types and coping strategies; gang violence; prison officers’ custodial duties; and psychological, educational, and work programs Develops policy recommendations for the future based on qualitative and quantitative research and evidence-based initiatives
Author: Bud Allen
Publisher: Rae John Publishers
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Social Science
A bestseller for over two decades, this fascinating resource exposes how criminals try to control the behavior of correctional personnel--how to recognize, prevent, and stop manipulation. Learn how inmates observe and select victims. Also, see how they gain their confidence and sympathy and make demands.
Author: Marek M. Kaminski
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2010-10-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
On March 11, 1985, a van was pulled over in Warsaw for a routine traffic check that turned out to be anything but routine. Inside was Marek Kaminski, a Warsaw University student who also ran an underground press for Solidarity. The police discovered illegal books in the vehicle, and in a matter of hours five secret police escorted Kaminski to jail. A sociology and mathematics major one day, Kaminski was the next a political prisoner trying to adjust to a bizarre and dangerous new world. This remarkable book represents his attempts to understand that world. As a coping strategy until he won his freedom half a year later by faking serious illness, Kaminski took clandestine notes on prison subculture. Much later, he discovered the key to unlocking that culture--game theory. Prison first appeared an irrational world of unpredictable violence and arbitrary codes of conduct. But as Kaminski shows in riveting detail, prisoners, to survive and prosper, have to master strategic decision-making. A clever move can shorten a sentence; a bad decision can lead to rape, beating, or social isolation. Much of the confusion in interpreting prison behavior, he argues, arises from a failure to understand that inmates are driven not by pathological emotion but by predictable and rational calculations. Kaminski presents unsparing accounts of initiation rituals, secret codes, caste structures, prison sex, self-injuries, and of the humor that makes this brutal world more bearable. This is a work of unusual power, originality, and eloquence, with implications for understanding human behavior far beyond the walls of one Polish prison.
Author: Gary L. Heyward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
An ex-Marine turned corrections officer at New York's Riker's Island describes in gritty detail how his life on one side of the law led him into a life on the other, smuggling drugs and other contraband inside the jail for a large profit. Original.
Author: Capt. Joe DeFranco
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date: 2017-06-13
"Life as a Jailer” is a book that is long overdue, and is NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. Have you ever wonder what REALLY goes on behind the walls of a Prison or Jail. If so, you just found the right book. We (Ret.) Capt. Joe DeFranco & (Ret.) K-9 Off. Tom Duncan hold NOTHING BACK in this mind blowing account of both our careers as Correctional Officers... We’ve both seen things & dealt with things that you’re not going to believe and WE TELL IT ALL... “Life as a Jailer” is a TRUE factual account of the daily on goings inside the walls like: Murders, Escapes, Fights (assaults where Officers have had fingers bitten off and Inmates have been stabbed/shanked,) Cell Fires, Rapes & so many other mind blowing stories... But it's not all bad, there are many funny stories too and (if you can believe) GREAT times. Looking back we are thankful for those days because it’s the good times that got us through the bad days...
Officer Survival for Correctional Officers by Scott Kirshner is a comprehensive doctrine on officer survival skills for those who supervise inmates from behind the fence in prison. Correctional Officers can supervise both juvenile and adult inmates who have a demonstrated and documented history of breaking the law. The reality is that most prisons are overcrowded and underfunded. This leaves an inmate population that is ripe for violence. Correctional Officers often supervise inmates with a history of violence, domestic violence, sex offenders, seriously mentally ill, gang offenders, members of hate groups, etc. that will not hesitate to harm you. Correctional Officers have been killed and seriously injured in the line of duty. It is critical that correctional officers train officer survival skills in a manner that is realistic, dynamic, and under stressful conditions. If you are not training for the "worst case scenario" then your training will not prepare you for the realities of a dynamic and violent encounter. In Officer Survival for Correctional Officers you will learn about: -Combat Mindset Survival Fundamentals Use of Force Officer Safety Practices Self-Aid/Buddy Aid Officer Survival for Correctional Officers has valuable exercises that you can use to increase your officer survival skills. Whether you are a new officer or seasoned veteran this book will provide you with information that you can immediately implement to make you safer. This book can literally save your life!
ABOUT THE BOOK Common Sense: Do Not Play The Game With An Inmate deals with personal interactions between the facility staff and the inmates. Inmates/Offenders/Juveniles offenders whether they are male or female have nothing but time.With this inmate can choose to rehabilitate themselves so they can go home or they can participate in inmate games. Some may do both. This book contains information for new as well as veterans employees, it will better equip staff to deal with inmate games.You often hear that staff are being terminated and/or fired for personal dealing with inmates. This book address reasons that staffs are fallen and what can happen to them when they are caught.The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 states staff can not have sex with an inmate. Across our nation staff are participating in sex-drugs-weapons and getting caught-They have fallen to inmate games.This book is will enlighten anyone who wants to work directly with any type of offender.
Anyone working in corrections has been trained to handle the basics of offender management. This training often fails to teach how to deal with offenders' mind games. The authors offer the basics of offender con games and ways to beat them at their own game. Chapters include: Winning the Game; The Psychology of Inmate Deception; Inmate Manipulation Based on a Sense of Entitlement; Inmate Manipulation Based on the Power Orientation; The Woman Offender: Gender Based Games; Games Women Offenders Play Based on Blaming or Mollification; Staff Moves in Managing Inmate Deception and Manipulation; Maintaining Player Readiness: Ten Commandments for Prison Staff; and Putting It All Together.
Author: Robert D. Hanser
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2016-01-04
Genre: Social Science
The Second Edition of Introduction to Corrections provides students with a strong, comprehensive foundation in the field of corrections using modern research, theoretical origins, and practical application. Designed for introductory corrections courses, this text uniquely illustrates how the day-to-day practitioner conducts business in the field of corrections, in both the institutional and community settings. Experienced correctional practitioner, scholar, and author, Robert D. Hanser shows students how the corrections system actually works, from classification, to security, to treatment, to demonstrating how and why correctional practices are implemented.
Author: Clifford L. Linedecker
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Social Science
A look at the women who fall in love with notorious convicts features twenty accounts of the loves of such killers as Ted Bundy, "The Hillside Strangler" Ken Bianchi, Jack Henry Abbott, and James Earl Ray. Original.
Author: Gary F. Cornelius
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Correctional institutions
The job of today¿s correctional officer is a demanding one, whether it is working in an adult prison or in a local jail. The correctional officer has the responsibility to safely confine criminal offenders, and, by doing so, properly keeps the public safe. This book is meant to give the reader, whether a student or a trainee, a clear, realistic understanding of what correctional officers do ¿¿ from patrolling cellblocks, preventing escapes and handling security issues to dealing with various types of offenders and their behaviors. The Correctional Officer is realistically written, features a glossary of commonly used corrections terms and has been updated in detail. Each chapter contains discussion questions to assist both the college instructor and corrections trainer
Author: Robin Miller
Publisher: Robin K Miller
Release Date: 2016-06-06
Part of Robin K Miller is still locked up inside Rikers Island, along with the spirit of her deceased sister. The current upheavals and violence taking place in and around the infamous Island are also taking place inside Robin's tortured heart. A correction guard at Rikers Island for 20 years, Robin's story is not merely a bold and brave expose of what really happens "behind closed doors," it is the deeply intimate and wrenching odyssey of a woman who has survived the un-survivable, and who is committed to sharing her truth. Her story is the ultimate triumph over darkness and corruption. The other story is that of an institution riddled with decay and corruption. Together theirs form a strident call to action for the entire American penal system.
Author: David Skarbek
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Political Science
When most people think of prison gangs, they think of chaotic bands of violent, racist thugs. Few people think of gangs as sophisticated organizations (often with elaborate written constitutions) that regulate the prison black market, adjudicate conflicts, and strategically balance the competing demands of inmates, gang members, and correctional officers. Yet as David Skarbek argues, gangs form to create order among outlaws, producing alternative governance institutions to facilitate illegal activity. He uses economics to explore the secret world of the convict culture, inmate hierarchy, and prison gang politics, and to explain why prison gangs form, how formal institutions affect them, and why they have a powerful influence over crime even beyond prison walls. The ramifications of his findings extend far beyond the seemingly irrational and often tragic society of captives. They also illuminate how social and political order can emerge in conditions where the traditional institutions of governance do not exist.