9780028643519

BEHIND BARS: Surviving Prison : Surviving Prison

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  • ISBN13:

    9780028643519

  • ISBN10:

    0028643518

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-05-01
  • Publisher: Alpha

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Summary

A judge hands down a stretch in a local, state, or federal prison. It's time for some serious life lessons. With the crime rates soaring in the United States and the prison population growing faster than at any time in American history, staying alive and well -- both mentally and physically -- is tougher than ever.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Part 1: You're Under Arrest 1(26)
Busted!
3(10)
Four Fatal Legal Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)
13(14)
Part 2: You've Got Jail! 27(36)
Big Houses, Dog Pens, and Gladiator Schools: The U.S. Prison System
29(18)
Hacks, Cops, and Cons: Who's Who in Prison
47(16)
Part 3: Doing Time 63(90)
Jugged: Welcome to Prison
65(20)
Don't Drop the Soap: Sex in the Slammer
85(6)
My Baloney Has a First Name: Food in Prison
91(12)
License Plates and GEDs: Work and School in Prison
103(12)
Blood In, Blood Out: Prison Gangs Sand Violence
115(20)
Brother, Can You Spare Some Time: A Day in the Life of Joe Convict
135(10)
We Ain't No Debutantes: Women Behind Bars
145(8)
Part 4: Beyond the Walls 153(52)
Happy Days Are Here Again: Getting Out
155(18)
Revolving Doors: Fixing the Incarceration Machine
173(32)
Appendixes
A. Slammer Slang: A Glossary
181(18)
B. We Understand, Son: Prison Reform Advocacy Groups
199(6)
Index 205

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