Buy Books from U.N.I.O.N. authors to support Reform of the California Criminal Justice System

Gates of Injustice is a compelling exposé of the U.S. prison system: it tells how more than 2 million Americans came to be incarcerated ... what it's really like on the inside ... and how a giant "prison-industrial complex" promotes imprisonment over other solutions. 

Alan Elsner paints a terrifying picture of how our prisons really work. You'll hear how race-based gangs control institutions and prey on the weak and how a rape epidemic has swept the U.S. prison system. You'll discover the plight of 300,000 mentally ill prisoners, some abandoned to suffer with grossly inadequate medical care. 

Elsner takes you inside "supermax" prisons that deny inmates human contact and reveals official corruption and brutality within U.S. jails. You'll also learn how prisons help to spread infectious diseases throughout society ... one of the ways the prison crisis touches you, even if you've never had a brush with the law. 

Alan Elsner 
Author of "Gates of Injustice: The Crisis in America's Prisons." 
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Mean Justice
by Edward Humes
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Deep in the heartland of California lies a city on the cutting edge of the nation's war on crime.  Besieged by spectacular crimes in which pillars of the community were accused of murder, rape and the most vile conspiracies, Bakersfield found its saviors in a band of bold and savvy prosecutors.  They descended on the courthouse like avenging angels, winning their cases, forging sweeping new laws and creatng one of the toughest towns on crime in America - a model for the rest of the country. 

There is only one problem:   The people who were arrested, tried and imprisoned in those landmark cases were innocent.  In  Mean Justice Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist Edward Humes embarks on a chilling journey to the dark side of the justice system- the powerful ture story of about how the individual injustice done to one man is part of a disturbing national trend, in which innocence becomes the unintended casualty of the war on crime, and the immense new powers of prosecutors - from Main Street to Wall Street to Pennyslvania Avenue - are dangerously unchecked.  Order at  or



Jail House Crock

by J.R. Pearson, RMA

Do you know anyone in County Jail in the Los Angeles area?   This is a paperback guide for those on  the "outside" directly affected by the legal system when someone you love has been arrested. If you are suffering silently and lost in a maze of bureaucracy, this book is for you. 

E-Mail: jailhousecrock@aol.comfor order information. 

By UNION member Professor William J. Chambliss

Newest Release! 

Power, Politics and Crime
by Professor William J. Chambliss 

UNION member who is head of the Sociology Department of George Washington University, Washington D.C. 

A hardhitting book which exposes the complete fraud of the FBI Uniform Crime Reports and the variables in statistics nationwide which make them useless as a true measure of crime. 

Chambliss explores the genesis of crime as a political issue, and the effect that crime policies have had on different segments of the population. The book is more than a statement about the politics of crime and punishment-it's a powerful indictment of contemporary law enforcement practices in the United States. 

Dr. Chambliss is the past president of the American Society of Criminology and of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. He has published more than 15 books in the areas of law and criminology. 

Available at all major book stores nationwide.. This book is the UNION's pride and joy, with our work recognized under "Acknowledgments". 

Ambush at Ruby Ridge by Alan W. Bock, hard cover. 

Chronicles the U.S. Marshalls Service' elaborate, multi-million dollar surveillance of Randy Weaver. An ll day stand-off ensued and Weaver's wife and son were shot and killed. Famous lawyer Gerry Spence represented Weaver pro bono. The trial is presented in graphic detail. Bock is a former radio talk show host and Sr. Editor of Opinion pages of the Orange Country Register. He has also written for Reason, Harvard Review and is the militia expert most called upon by PBS and CNN. 

Price $17 ($8 donated to the U.N.I.O.N.) E-mail  for order info



Lonnie F. Dewitt

  iN tHE cAR, by author Lonnie DeWitt exposes the dysfunction of the California Department of Corrections. The medallions of the Ku Klux Klan are floating around the prison system among inmates and guards. This is but one interesting revelation made in this hard cover book, courageously written by DeWitt. Price $19.95 ($3 donated to the U.N.I.O.N.) E-mail for order info.

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