My Life in Prison

Author: John Kiriamiti
Publisher: East African Publishers
ISBN: 9966253424
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Kenya


My Life in Prison

Author: Qisheng Jiang
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442212220
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Recounts the author's ten-year prison term in a Chinese labor camp for protesting the totalitarian government, describing his resilience and compassion through brutally dehumanizing conditions.

My Life in Prison

Author: E. R. Tagle
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015067637796
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Prisoners' writings, English


The Story of My Life

Author: Augustus John Cuthbert Hare
Publisher: Singapore Books
ISBN:
Release Date: 1896
Genre:

"Jay McInerney has proven himself not only a brilliant stylist but a master of characterization, with a keen eye for incongruities of urban life. -- the New York Times Book Review "[McInerney's] talent for capturing the nuances and idiosyncrasies of our culture[ in Bright Lights, Big City] is even more powerful evident in Story of My Life... Underneath Alison's hip, party-girl exterior and flippant vernacular is McInerney's disturbing depiction or a young woman caught in the traumatic reality of her times." -- San Francisco Chronicle McInerney's Story of My Life is quite as brilliant as Bright Lights, Big City and a lot funnier." -- the Sunday Times (london) In his breathlessly paced new novel Jay McInerney revisits the nocturnal New York of Bright Lights, Big City. Alison Poole, twenty going on 40,000, is a budding actress already fatally well versed in hopping the clubs, shopping Chanel falling in and out of, lust, and abusing other people's credit cards. As Alison races toward emotional breakdown, McInerney gives us a hilarious yet oddly touching portrait of a postmodern Holly Golightly coming to terms with a world in which everything is permitted and nothing really matters. From the Trade Paperback edition.

My Life in Prison

Author: Toni Ukkerd Carter
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 9781504343138
Release Date: 2015-11-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This book was born from the questions of family, friends, and strangers who were curious about my work as a teacher in Folsom State Prison in California. It is a collection of true and memorable experiences that highlight my spiritual journey through the belly of this beast. Enjoy reading about life in this community, prison operations, education in prison, and the fun this teacher had connecting with her captive audience.

Wie man das Eis bricht

Author: Leil Lowndes
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 9783864155062
Release Date: 2014-01-22
Genre: Self-Help

Hat nicht jeder von uns schon einmal jene Menschen bewundert, denen scheinbar alles zufliegt? Sie kommen auf Partys mit jedem mühelos ins Gespräch und schwingen aus dem Stand druckreife Reden in großer Runde. Sie haben die besten Jobs, die interessantesten Freunde und feiern die tollsten Partys. Dabei sind sie bestimmt nicht klüger oder sehen besser aus als wir. Nein! Es ist ihre besondere Art, mit anderen ins Gespräch zu kommen und auf sie zu- und einzugehen und das kann jeder lernen. Leil Lowndes einfache und wirkungsvolle Tricks öffnen die Tür zum Erfolg in allen Lebensbereichen in Liebe, Leben und Beruf. Witzig und intelligent vereint dieses Buch spannende Beobachtungen menschlicher Schwächen mit unschlagbaren Kommunikationsstrategien. 92 einfache Wege zum Erfolg in jeder Lebenslage.

Strangeways

Author: Neil Samworth
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
ISBN: 1509883541
Release Date: 2018-06-12
Genre:

Britain's prison system is in crisis. Prisoners catatonic on Spice, prison officers under extreme stress, overcrowding, riots, fatal stabbings - barely a week goes by without disturbing reports reaching the outside world of life inside our jails. For eleven years, Neil Samworth worked as a prison officer in perhaps the most notorious of all prisons, Strangeways, now HM Prison Manchester. He left in 2016 and, having kept a diary for many years, is ready to tell his story. Strangeways: My Life As A Prison Officer is a no-holds-barred account of one man's struggle to keep his professional composure and sanity in one of Britain's toughest jails. From the chaotic, intimidating atmosphere of K wing, which houses more than 200 prisoners spread over three landings, to the healthcare unit where the prison's most mentally disturbed prisoners are held, Neil has seen it all - cell fires, suicides, terrifying violence. He has had to beat back his own emotions as he deals with psychopathic killers and witnessed the worst of human nature but also the best, and some of the most moving passages in the book recall the embattled camaraderie among his colleagues.

Orange Is the New Black

Author: Piper Kerman
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644526211
Release Date: 2015-01-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Von der 5th Avenue in den Knast Das Buch zur US-Kultserie! Piper Kerman lebt glücklich mit ihrem Verlobten in Manhattan, als ihr eine Jugendsünde zum Verhängnis wird. Das Gericht verurteilt sie zu einer 15-monatigen Haftstrafe, und Piper tauscht Designeroutfits und Loft gegen orange Häftlingskleidung und eine Zelle in einem Frauengefängnis. Über die Zeit dort, über Schikanen, bösartige Attacken, aber auch über Freundschaften und vor allem ihre toughen und warmherzigen Mitgefangenen schreibt sie ohne Selbstmitleid, humorvoll und sehr unterhaltsam. «Ich liebe dieses Buch in einem Maße, das mich selbst überrascht hat. Eine wundervoll erzählte Geschichte darüber, wie unglaublich Frauen sein können.» Elizabeth Gilbert, Autorin von «Eat, Pray, Love» «Dies ist ein ernstes und großherziges Buch, das das Leben in einem Frauengefängnis sehr detailliert und – das ist entscheidend – mit Empathie und Respekt für Piper Kermans Mitinhaftierte schildert, von denen die wenigsten über ihre Möglichkeiten verfügten.» Dave Eggers «Dieses Buch können Sie nicht aus der Hand legen, weil Sie selbst in diese Situation hätten geraten können. Oder Ihre beste Freundin. Oder Ihre Tochter.» Los Angeles Times

Prison Writings

Author: Leonard Peltier
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250119285
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Literary Collections

Edited by Harvey Arden, with an Introduction by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, and a Preface by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. In 1977, Leonard Peltier received a life sentence for the murder of two FBI agents. He has affirmed his innocence ever since--his case was made fully and famously in Peter Matthiessen's bestselling In the Spirit of Crazy Horse--and many remain convinced he was wrongly convicted. Prison Writings is a wise and unsettling book, both memoir and manifesto, chronicling his life in Leavenworth Prison in Kansas. Invoking the Sun Dance, in which pain leads one to a transcendent reality, Peltier explores his suffering and the insights it has borne him. He also locates his experience within the history of the American Indian peoples and their struggles to overcome the federal government's injustices.

Hole in My Life

Author: Jack Gantos
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 0374706107
Release Date: 2002-03-26
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Becoming a writer the hard way In the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college tuition, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a sixty-foot yacht loaded with a ton of hashish from the Virgin Islands to New York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal agents caught up with them. For his part in the conspiracy, Gantos was sentenced to serve up to six years in prison. In Hole in My Life, this prizewinning author of over thirty books for young people confronts the period of struggle and confinement that marked the end of his own youth. On the surface, the narrative tumbles from one crazed moment to the next as Gantos pieces together the story of his restless final year of high school, his short-lived career as a criminal, and his time in prison. But running just beneath the action is the story of how Gantos – once he was locked up in a small, yellow-walled cell – moved from wanting to be a writer to writing, and how dedicating himself more fully to the thing he most wanted to do helped him endure and ultimately overcome the worst experience of his life. This title has Common Core connections. Hole in My Life is a 2003 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

My Life Out of Prison

Author: Donald Lowrie
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: UOM:39015031451407
Release Date: 1915
Genre: Probation

"August First, Nineteen Hundred and Eleven!" To you that probably conveys nothing; to me it is a never-to-be-forgotten day, the marking of an epoch in my life-a life up to that time brimful of tragic experience and vivid impressions. Since that time my life has been equally vivid, if not tragic, though in a different way. It was on that date, after spending ten years behind stultifying steel bars and stolid stone walls, ten years in stripes and in the midst of degradation, that I was parole from San Quentin prison.

My Life Including Prison

Author: Eileen Pruett
Publisher:
ISBN: 1945058854
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Do you ever wonder what it would be like working in a prison? Eileen Pruett was married and raising eight children, until she found herself divorced. Then came a job inside the prison. On her first caseload was a man who claimed he was innocent of the crimes he came to prison for. Eileen didn't know how to help him, but she tried. Then she found herself locked in a cell with a male inmate. What was she supposed to do? There were plenty of other inmates, all with their own problems. The guards told them, "Go ask the caseworker." The inmates were always glad to tell Eileen how things in prison worked, but she was seldom sure if she ought to believe what they said. Asking different caseworkers, she got different answers. Then she quit asking others and did what she wanted to.

Alle meine Freunde haben wen umgebracht

Author: Curtis Dawkins
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518757383
Release Date: 2018-03-12
Genre: Fiction

Curtis Dawkins schreibt aus ungewöhnlicher Perspektive. Den Weg des Schriftstellers hatte er eingeschlagen, in namhaften Magazinen veröffentlicht, geheiratet, drei Kinder bekommen. Dann tötete er auf Crack einen Mann. Jetzt sitzt er lebenslänglich im Knast. Und dort schreibt er Literatur, die taumeln lässt. Zwischen Härte und Schönheit, zwischen Gut und Böse, zwischen Liebe und Hass. Dieses Buch ist die kraftvolle literarische Anverwandlung eines Schicksals, es erzählt von Männern hinter Gittern und ihren Versuchen, etwas von dem zurückzugewinnen, was unwiderruflich verloren ist. Es spricht von Freiheit, Liebe und Familie aus der Sicht derer, die ihr Recht darauf verwirkt haben. Curtis Dawkins findet dafür eine massive Sprache, einen Sound voller Sehnsucht, Humor und Tragik. Alle meine Freunde haben wen umgebracht wird so zu einem neuen und streitbaren Meisterwerk amerikanischen Erzählens.