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  • CRIME AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: A Journal of Radical Criminology. #2, Fall - Winter 1974. by Cantor, Robert; Nguyen Khac Vien, Paul Tagaki, Mimi Goldman, and others, contributors.
    Cantor, Robert; Nguyen Khac Vien, Paul Tagaki, Mimi Goldman, and others, contributors.
    CRIME AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: A Journal of Radical Criminology. #2, Fall - Winter 1974.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Crime and Social Justice, 1974. First edition - The second issue of this co-operatively produced (and fairly long running periodical). Includes articles by Robert Cantor, Nguyen Khac Vien, Paul Tagaki, Mimi Goldman, Peter Miller, Peter Shapiro and many others. Article include survivors of the Saigon jails, the writings of Norma Stafford, the Santa Cruz women's prison project, justice for Tyrone Guyton, poems of Luis Talamantez, San Quentin on trial, reviews of books and political films and more. Large format (8.5 by 11.5 inches), 122 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57891
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  • AMNESIA. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    AMNESIA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. dj. Hardcover first edition - Thirteenth novel by this Booker Prize winning author which is "at once dark, suspenseful, and seriously funny - that journeys to the place where the cyber underworld collides with international power politics. When Gaby Baillieux releases the Angel Worm into Australias prison computer system, hundreds of asylum-seekers walk free. And because the Americans run the prisons the doors of some five thousand jails in the United States also open. 307 pp. ISBN: 978-0385352772.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 76602
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  • THE DISCOMFORT ZONE: A Personal History. by Franzen, Jonathan.
    Franzen, Jonathan.
    THE DISCOMFORT ZONE: A Personal History.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Memoir of growning up, squirming in his too-sensitive skin, by the award-winning author of 'The Corrections' and 'Freedom.' 195 pp. ISBN: 0-374-299196.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53171
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  • JAILS OF VIRGINIA: A Study of the Local Penal System. by Hoffer, Frank William; Delbert Martin Mann and Floyd Nelson House,
    Hoffer, Frank William; Delbert Martin Mann and Floyd Nelson House,
    JAILS OF VIRGINIA: A Study of the Local Penal System.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1933. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The University of Virginia Institute for Research in the Social Sciences Monograph No. 16. A very detailed and thorough look at the prisons and jails throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a look at the history, the current procedures for everything ranging from feeding, control, health, and a look towards the future. The introduction makes the point that it is very difficult to make improvements to the system, which is deeply imbedded in our social system and benefits from the often mistaken assumption that things are being well-handled. An interesting association copy INSCRIBED by one of the authors - Delbert Mann - to his son, Delbert Mann, Jr,…

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    New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1933. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The University of Virginia Institute for Research in the Social Sciences Monograph No. 16. A very detailed and thorough look at the prisons and jails throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a look at the history, the current procedures for everything ranging from feeding, control, health, and a look towards the future. The introduction makes the point that it is very difficult to make improvements to the system, which is deeply imbedded in our social system and benefits from the often mistaken assumption that things are being well-handled. An interesting association copy INSCRIBED by one of the authors - Delbert Mann - to his son, Delbert Mann, Jr, the Academy Award winning director of "Marty" as well as the director of many other films, including "Dark at the Top of the Stairs," "Separate Tables," and more. Illustrated with figures of a Jail Record Card and Punch Card, two fold-out maps and many tables. Index, xvi, 453 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket. (some fading to the spine, offsetting to the endpapers from a newspaper review laid in, dust jacket has a loss of approx 1/2 at base of spine, other edgewear)

    Book ID: 63098
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  • THE FAMILY THAT COULDN'T SLEEP: A Medical Mystery. by Max, D.T.
    Max, D.T.
    THE FAMILY THAT COULDN'T SLEEP: A Medical Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A riveting detective story that plumbs one of the deepest mysteries of biology. The story takes the reader from the torments of an Italian family cursed with sleeplessness to the mad cows of England(and, now America), following an unlikely trail of misfolded proteins." Index, Notes. xxxi, 299 pp. ISBN: 1-4000-62454.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket (short closed tear to dj at top of spine) .

    Book ID: 59886
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  • DEAD WRONG: Death Row Lawyer Speaks Out Against Capital Punishment. by Mello, Michael
    Mello, Michael
    DEAD WRONG: Death Row Lawyer Speaks Out Against Capital Punishment.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, (1999.). A passionate, eloquent and well-researched look at the death penalty (and what is wrong with it) by an insider - an attorney who has been involved in many death penalty appeals. Foreword by David Von Drehle. Notes, index, 393 pp. ISBN: 9780299153441.

    Condition: Fine in black wrappers.

    Book ID: 40702
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  • Walker, Scott, editor. Gary Snyder, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Lewis H. Lapham and others, contributors.
    CHANGING COMMUNITY: The Graywolf Annual Ten

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, (1993.). First edition - A collection of essays published during the previous year in a variety of periodicals. In addition to the contributors mentioned above, this includes Jane Kramer on the Salman Rushdie; Los Angeles Crip warlord Sanyika Shakur (aka "Monster Kody") on his initiation into gang violence at the age of 11; Jean Harris on women in prison; Vlaclav Havlov on politics and morality, and more. Notes on contributors. 290 pp. ISBN: 1-555972020.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 33540
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