Book List: Books about Prisons and Prisoners

By Rayne Galbraith Sep 10, 1998

    Inventing the Savage: The Social Construction of Native American Criminality. Luana Ross. University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 1998.

    Compelled to Crime: The Gender Entrapment of Battered Black Women. Beth E. Richie. Routledge, New York, NY, 1996.

    “In The Mix,” Struggle and Survival in a Women’s Prison. Barbara Owen. State University of New York Press, Albany, NY, 1998.

    Gender, Ethnicity and the State: Latina and Latino Prison Politics. Juanita Diaz-Cotto. State University of New York Press, Albany, NY, 1996.

    Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement and Resistance. Karlene Faith. Press Gang Publishers, Vancouver, BC, 1993.

Writings by Prisoners and Activists in the Prison Movement

    Criminal Injustice: Confronting the Prison Crisis. Edited by Elihu Rosenblatt. South End Press, Boston, MA, 1996.

    The Celling of America: An Inside Look at the U.S. Prison Industry. Edited by Daniel Burton-Rose with Dan Pens and Paul Wright. Common Courage Press, Monroe, ME, 1998.

    Cages of Steel: The Politics of Imprisonment in the United States. Edited by Ward Churchill and J.J. Vander Wall. Maisonneuve Press, Washington, DC, 1992.

Writings on Race and Punishment

    Malign Neglect: Race, Crime, and Punishment in America. Michael Tonry. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 1995.

    Crime and Punishment in America. Elliott Currie. Henry Holt and Company, New York, NY, 1998.

    Making Crime Pay: Law and Order in Contemporary American Politics. Katherine Beckett. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 1997.

    The Color of Crime: Racial Hoaxes, White Fear, Black Protectionism, Police Harassment, and Other Macroaggressions. Katheryn K. Russell. New York University Press, New York, NY, 1998.

    Search and Destroy: African-American Males in the Criminal Justice System. Jerome G. Miller. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1996.