Prison Life

Prison Life

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The Face of Justice, Chessman, Caryl
1 Chessman, Caryl The Face of Justice
Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1957 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks, rubbed spots, and some ground-in dirt to the rear cover. "The Face of Justice had to be written in secret. It had to be transcribed in the dead of night in a race against time and the executioner. Each day the manuscript had to be hidden to prevent its discovery when prison officials searched the author and his cell on San Quention's Death Row." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Alcatraz: Island of Many Mistakes, Clauss, F. J.
2 Clauss, F. J. Alcatraz: Island of Many Mistakes
Menlo Park, CA Briarcliff Press, Inc. 1981 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Alcatraz is a small island in San Francisco Bay aptly described as The Rock. In the two hundred years since the first Spanish explorers arrived in 1769, it has been: a nature sanctuary...the site of the first lighthouse on the west coast...a fort...a military prison..." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Warden's Wife, Duffy, Gladys (with Blaise Whitehead Lane)
3 Duffy, Gladys (with Blaise Whitehead Lane) Warden's Wife
New York Appleton-Century-Crofts 1959 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and wear to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some patchy toning. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, on the front endpaper, by the author. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and small chips missing. "In all the literature of life behind prison walls this book is unique. The story of how Clinton Duffy turned America's largest prison, San Quentin, from a powder keg of prison breaks and riots into a model institution is well known." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Prisons in Turmoil, Irwin, John P. (with a foreword by Donald R. Cressey)
4 Irwin, John P. (with a foreword by Donald R. Cressey) Prisons in Turmoil
Boston, MA Little, Brown and Company 1980 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The there is some light edge wear, rubbing and bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. There is a crease to the front spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. "John Irwin is recognized as one of the top prison experts in the United States today. As a former prisoner at Soledad in California, he is uniquely able to translate the prison experience into an authoritative analysis of social change in the prison system." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Twenty Thousand Years in Sing Sing, Lawes, Lewis E.
5 Lawes, Lewis E. Twenty Thousand Years in Sing Sing
New York Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc. 1932 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking the accompanying dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning rubbing and edge wear to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. Written by the warden of Sing Sing Prison. "I have been directed to kill lawfully one hundred and fifty men and one woman. It is my legal duty to be present physically in the death chamber. But actually I have never seen an execution. My experience has convinced me of the futility of capital punishment." This book was the basis for Warner Brothers movie staring Spencer Tracy and Bette Davis and directed by Michael Curtiz. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Gentlemen at Crime An Autobiography, MacKenzie, Donald
6 MacKenzie, Donald Gentlemen at Crime An Autobiography
London, England Elek Books 1956 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "My first formal training in the art of extracting the illegal dollar came at the hands of Doc Springer. Doc was an American who, at the time I met him, had been in the con game for years." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Prisoner Without a Name, Cell without a Number, Timerman, Jacobo (translated from the Spanish by Toby Talbot)
7 Timerman, Jacobo (translated from the Spanish by Toby Talbot) Prisoner Without a Name, Cell without a Number
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1981 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The previous owner's name and address is inked on the front pastedown page. There is also an inked name on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has a couple of smallish edge tears, nicks and some edge wear to the spine ends and corners. "Jacobo Timerman, the Argentine newspaper publisher who dared to criticize his government's policy of cruel repression, tells the horrifying story of his arrest, imprisonment, interrogation and torture, before a world-wide campaign won him his freedom ikn the fall of 1979." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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