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Life Without Parole: Living in Prison Today

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  71 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Looks at conditions of confinement and prison life in America, taking the reader on a guided tour of the prison experience. This book conveys the changes in prison life that have come about as a result of the war on drugs, prison overcrowding, and demographic changes in inmate populations.
Paperback, 267 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Roxbury Publishing Company (first published March 1996)
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Victor Hassine, one of Pennsylvania’s inmates for life, (without the possibility of parole) documents what life inside the prison system is really like; from mental insanity, boredom, rape, overcrowding and the constant state of fear. This book really woke me up to the reality of prison, and offered insights I had never considered.
This is one of those "insider" books that raises serious questions about the United States' justice system. Victor Hassine's suicide after three decades of imprisonment is one of many that take place on a regular basis. It's a system so flawed, with the most serious issues overlooked for convenience sake, that prisoners'suicides are all too frequent.

There's a very good reason why this particular insider's view of prison has gone through multiple editions and is used as a text in criminology cour
Loved this book! it's an eye-opener to the harsh conditions of the American prison system. Hassine gives readers an inside to such topics as mental illness, drug abuse, AIDS, homosexuality and more. The best book I had to read for my major. (Hassine killed himself in prison in 2006)
Patrick O'Neil
Sort of weird. Kind of okay. Never gets deep enough. Like dipping your toe in shark infested water. And then all of a sudden he's not in prison any more - but it was billed as Life Without Parole, so in that sense it's confusing, especially with no explanation.
This book is great for anyone in criminology, or interested in learning what prison is like. The Author is a prisoner and takes you on his journey into prison. The book is informative as well interesting .
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