Behind Bars: Surviving Prison by Jeffrey RossBehind Bars: Surviving Prison by Jeffrey Ross

Behind Bars: Surviving Prison

byJeffrey Ross, Stephen C. Richards

Paperback | May 1, 2002

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A judge hands down a stretch in a local, state, or federal prison. It's time for some serious life lessons. With the crime rates soaring in the United States and the prison population growing faster than at any time in American history, staying alive and well -- both mentally and physically -- is tougher than ever.
Jeffrey Ross, PhD, is a professor of criminal justice at the University of Baltimore and a visiting professor of criminology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany. In 2003, he was the recipient of the University of Baltimore's Distinguished Chair in Reseach Award. Ross also worked as a social science analyst in a division of the U.S. D...
Title:Behind Bars: Surviving PrisonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6.06 × 0.5 inPublished:May 1, 2002Publisher:DKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0028643518

ISBN - 13:9780028643519

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18


Table of Contents

Behind BarsIntroduction

Part 1: You're Under Arrest

1. Busted!

2. Four Fatal Legal Mistakes(and How to Avoid Them)

Part 2: You've Got Jail!

3. Big Houses, Dog Pens, and Gladiator Schools: The U.S. Prison System

4. Hack's, Cops, and Cons: Who's Who in Prison

Part 3: Doing Time

5. Jugged: Welcome to Prison

6. Don't Drop the Soap: Sex in the Slammer

7. My Baloney Has a First Name: Food in Prison

8. License Plates and GEDs: Work and School in Prison

9. Blood In, Blood Out: Prison Gangs and Violence

10. Brother, Can You Spare Some Time: A Day in the Life of Joe Convict

11. We Ain't No Debutantes: Women Behind Bars

Part 4: Beyond The Walls

12. Happy Days Are Here Again: Getting Out
13. Revolving Doors: Fixing the Incarceration Machine


A. Slammer Slang: A Glossary

B. We Understand, Son: Prison Reform Advocacy Groups