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||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.
Author of "Gates of Injustice: The Crisis in America's Prisons."
For more information go to http://www.alanelsner.com/
by Edward Humes http://www.edwardhumes.com/
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 http://www.amazon.com/
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
By UNION member Professor William J. Chambliss
Power, Politics and
by Professor William
UNION member who is
head of the Sociology Department of George Washington University, Washington
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
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".
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
Price $17 ($8 donated
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