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Prisoners' Rights Law Resources: Books at Pace Law Library

A gateway to information on prisoners' rights, including federal, state, and international primary and secondary sources, in print and online, with a particular focus on special populations and topical issues.

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At Pace Law Library

Rights Of Prisoners, Michael B. Mushlin (KF9731 .G6 2009) (2016 update available on Westlaw)

Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration - And How to Achieve Real Reform, John F. Pfaff (HV9471 .P449 2017)

Hard Time: A Fresh Look at Understanding and Reforming the Prison, Robert Johnson (4th ed. 2017) (e-book)

The Supreme Court and the Development of Law: Through the Prism of Prisoners' Rights, Christopher E. Smith (2016) (e-book)

Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics, Marie Gottschalk (HV9471 .G667 2015) 

Why Are So Many Americans in Prison?, Stephen Raphael (2013) (e-book)

Sick Justice: Inside the American Gulag, Ivan G. Goldman (HV9471 .G646 2013)

Cruel and Unusual: The Culture of Punishment in America, Anne-Marie Cusac  (HV8693 .C87 2012)

Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. The USA  Mumia Abu-Jamal (KF337.5.P7 A78 2009)

Constitutional Rights Of Prisoners, John W. Palmer (KF9731.A7 P35 2006)

The Treatment Of Prisoners : Legal, Moral Or Criminal?, Ralph D. McPhee, ed.  (KF9625 .T74 2006)

Finding Books Not in the Law Library

Books from other Pace libraries (Mortola or Birnbaum)

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