Prison History and Reform

Alexander, M. (2010) The new Jim Crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness The New Press

Bernstein, N. (2003) All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated The New Press

Braman, D. (2004) Doing Time on the Outside: Incarceration and Family Life in Urban America

Christianson, S. (1998) With Liberty for Some: 500 Years of Imprisonment in America Northeastern University Press

Change.org Criminal Justice

Cole, D. (1999) No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System The New Press

Cummins, E. (1994) The Rise and Fall of California’s Radical Prison Movement Stanford University Press

Davis, A. (2003) Are Prisons Obsolete? Open Media

Domanik, J. (2005) Cruel Justice: Three Strikes and the Politics of Crime in America’s Golden State University of California Press

Faith, K. (1993) Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement and Resistance Press Gang Publishers

Foucault, M. (1977) Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison Pantheon

Hallinan, J. (2003) Going Up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation Random House

Haney, C. (2006) Reforming Punishment: Psychological Limits to the Pains of Imprisonment American Psychological Association

Hartnett, S. (2003) Incarceration Nation: Investigative Prison Poems of Hope and Terror AltaMira Press

Hunter, D. (2015) Building a Movement to End The New Jim Crow: An Organizing Guide & The New Jim Crow Study Guide and Call to Action Veterans of Hope Project

Jacobson-Hardy, M. (1999) Behind the Razor Wire: Portrait of a Contemporary American Prison System NYU Press

James, J. (ed.) (2000) States of Confinement: Policing, Detention, and Prisons St. Martin’s Press

Johnson, P. (2004) Inner Lives: Voices of African American Women in Prison NYU Press

Justice for Families (2012) Families Unlocking Futures: Solutions to the Crisis in Juvenile Justice

Lawston, J.M. and Lucas, A.E. (eds.) (2011) Razor Wire Women: Prisoners, Activists, Scholars, and Artists SUNY Press

Loyd, J. et. al. (eds.) Beyond Walls and Cages: Bridging Prison Abolition and Immigrant Justice MovementsForthcoming UGA Press

Mauer, M. (2006) Race to Incarcerate The New Press

McLennan, R. (2008) The Crisis of Imprisonment: Protest, Politics, and the Making of the American Penal State, 1776-1941 Cambridge University Press

Petersilia, J. (2003) When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry Oxford University Press

Picture Projects (2011) 360 Degrees

The Prison Communication, Activism, Research, and Education Collective (PCARE)

Prison Culture: How the PIC Structures Our World…

Prison Culture (2011) Books About Incarceration for Teens

Reich, A. (2010) Hidden Truth: Young Men Navigating Lives In and Out of Juvenile Prison University of California Press

Rollo, N. (2002)  99 days and a get up: A guide to success following release for inmates and their loved ones (3rd edition)  Offender Preparation and Education Network, Inc.

Sarat, A. (2002) When the State Kills: Capital Punishment and the American Condition Princeton University Press

Shalev, S. (2009) Supermax: Controlling Risk through Solitary Confinement Willan

Smith, C. (2009) The Prison & The American Imagination Yale University Press

Stern, V. (1998) A Sin Against the Future: Imprisonment in the World Northeastern University Press

Talvi, S. (2007) Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the US Prison System Seal Press

Waldman, A. and Levi, R. (eds.) (2011) Inside This Place, Not Of It: Narratives from Women’s Prisons Voice of Witness