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The Resource Decades behind bars : a 20-year conversation with men in America's prisons, Gaye D. Holman

Decades behind bars : a 20-year conversation with men in America's prisons, Gaye D. Holman

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Decades behind bars : a 20-year conversation with men in America's prisons
Title
Decades behind bars
Title remainder
a 20-year conversation with men in America's prisons
Statement of responsibility
Gaye D. Holman
Title variation
Decades behind bars
Title variation remainder
a 20-year conversation with men in Americas prisons
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Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning in 1994, the author began recording stories of 50 incarcerated felons--17 of them were still in prison 20 years later. The men discuss what it means to commit a serious crime and be confined. The author identifies circumstances that ruin some prisoners and save others and presents insights for possible improvements in the criminal justice system"--
Summary
Mass long-term imprisonment devours state budgets, adversely affects community well-being and skews our collective moral compass. This study examines the human costs of keeping the convicted out of sight, out of mind
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contains biographical information
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10569550
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Holman, Gaye D
Dewey number
365/.608110973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Male prisoners
  • Criminal psychology
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Imprisonment
  • Male prisoners
  • Prisons
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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a 20-year conversation with men in America's prisons
Label
Decades behind bars : a 20-year conversation with men in America's prisons, Gaye D. Holman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction -- "I'm weary all the time" : an introduction to the men -- "Gnaws at your heart like a worm" : the emotional impact of incarceration -- In the belly of the beast : entering prison -- On the yard : day-to-day life in prison -- In the lion's mouth : crime and rule-breaking within the walls -- Power, respect and the convict code : surviving behind bars -- The past that clings to them : scars of child abuse and neglect -- Desperate connections : family ties -- Two sides of a coin : the man and his crime -- Searching for blue skies : religion behind bars -- The long wait : the parole process -- End of the journey : illness and death in prison -- The patterns of change : results of the study and suggestions for improvement -- Conclusion: the conversation begins : current status of inmate subjects -- Glossary of prison terminology -- Chapter notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn964384032
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 218 pages
Isbn
9781476669236
Lccn
2017007624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)964384032
Label
Decades behind bars : a 20-year conversation with men in America's prisons, Gaye D. Holman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction -- "I'm weary all the time" : an introduction to the men -- "Gnaws at your heart like a worm" : the emotional impact of incarceration -- In the belly of the beast : entering prison -- On the yard : day-to-day life in prison -- In the lion's mouth : crime and rule-breaking within the walls -- Power, respect and the convict code : surviving behind bars -- The past that clings to them : scars of child abuse and neglect -- Desperate connections : family ties -- Two sides of a coin : the man and his crime -- Searching for blue skies : religion behind bars -- The long wait : the parole process -- End of the journey : illness and death in prison -- The patterns of change : results of the study and suggestions for improvement -- Conclusion: the conversation begins : current status of inmate subjects -- Glossary of prison terminology -- Chapter notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn964384032
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 218 pages
Isbn
9781476669236
Lccn
2017007624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)964384032

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