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Life Without Parole: Living in Prison Today

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In 1981 law school graduate Victor Hassine was convicted of a capital offense and sentenced to prison for life without parole. Based on his pivotal experiences as an inmate, Life Without Parole, Fourth Edition, offers an insightful and extraordinary firsthand look at the conditions of confinement and prison life in America today. In powerful and poignant prose, Hassine tak ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published March 1996)
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Holli
Jan 11, 2008 Holli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
C.S.
Apr 02, 2013 C.S. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Nini
May 02, 2011 Nini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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Jul 04, 2014 Angela rated it really liked it
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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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