ð Behind Bars À Download by ✓ Jeffrey Ian Ross Years ago I read a book titled You Got Nothing Coming by Jimmy Lerner It was about a regular guy with a bit of an alcohol problem who got sentenced to prison for manslaughter He wanted to fight the charges because it was self defense but his lawyer advised him to take a plea deal and not roll the dice with a jury that sees a lot of blood and thinks murder In this book he details his life in prison in Nevada I ve been hooked on the drama of prison life ever since Behind Bars is written by two men intimately familiar with life in prison One worked nearly four years inside a correctional institution and the other spent 11 years between jail, prison, and parole Are they the most experienced guys that could wr Good book Hope I NEVER NEED it I have a relative that was recently sentenced to 16 18 years in prison Since no one else I know well has ever been to prison, I got this book before I even write them a letter Having heard if I write the wrong thing or something that could be misunderstood or taken out of context, this book was a great investment Now, from what I learned, I do NOT know if it is worth the trouble an innocent person can get into just contacting an inmate If you even think you or anyone you know could end up in the U.
S prison system, read it Remembering it Worth every penny.
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 Other Time In American History, Staying Alive And Well Both Mentally And Physically Is Tougher Than Ever This was an eye opening and informative book I think it may be helpful, which is its purpose I believe, for someone who is about to start a period of incarceration to let them know what they may be up against and how to survive with their skin It is definitely educational for those who have no prison experience The authors closed with their thoughts on the need for a redemptive and rehabilitative system, and gave ideas on how to work some of these things out to provide successful transitions and reduce recidivism It gave an insiders look w o the Hollywood glamor I am glad I read it.
I ve always thought I would end up in prison unjustly I was excited to read about a survival guide to my worst nightmare Although it acts as a good primer to the major prison gangs and day to day life, it unfortunately concludes that in order to survive, you have to a join the aryan brotherhood if you are white and b become someones b or be willing to face death and or mutilation constantly trying to stop sexual assault.
I picked up this book because my husband had been friends with one of the authors when they were in their 20 s and recently reconnected with him I m in no position to vouch for the accuracy of the book but it has the ring of truth to it The language is straight forward and clear This book tells what prison is like from the point of view of an inmate and has good tips for making a stay in prison less awful Both the authors are men with experience in men s prisons so the focus is on that There is a short 7 page chapter on women s prisons but that is clearly not their strong point.
Well, I owe Ian my sincere thanks for finding this gem at a Value Village somewhere in the wasteland of Southern Ontario Like many middle class women, I am deathly afraid of going to the pokey as my mom calls it and getting shivved in the kidney during role call Thankfully I now know how to avoid this fate and much all thanks to these formerly incarcerated sociology profs.
This is the book recommended to convicts rich enough to hire prison adjustment counselors And anyone else who does any research on the subject So far, I haven t seen any better behind the scene frank discussion of prison realities Crim majors criminals must read However, note that it only applies to male institutions Female institutions are VERY different.
This book isn t very long I managed to finish it within a 24 hour time period , but it packs volumes into its 240 pages, a great primer for anyone looking at any time in a state or federal pokey Written by two criminologists one of whom is himself an ex con , Behind Bars offers advice on how to conduct yourself from the moment of your arrest to re entering society after your release It covers legal pitfalls don t pay your lawyer everything up front , survival on the inside mind your own business, but if anyone messes with you, let it be known that you WILL retaliate with force and finding a job afterward be honest on your application and try to talk face to face with HR immediately With the government forever adding to the number of offenses liste The authors, professors of criminology one of whom worked at a prison, and one of whom was incarcerated for 11 years , lay out in simple terms the hard realities of prison life They tell what the potential perp can expect, from the first arrest, to surviving gang violence in the penitentiary, all the way how to readjust to life on the streets after you re released.
It s a well written and easy to follow book It s most interesting at the beginning, when the authors reveal some of the draconian arrest laws arrests like burn laws where the state can convict you of just the intent to sell drugs even if you never actually had any drugs and those scary, error filled no knock warrants , and at the end, when they make an argument for the return of rehabilitation as a ph