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Illinois State Penitentiary [cover title]
[Joliet, IL?]: Vocational School Print Shop, [1940]. First Edition. Small 12mo (14.5cm.); original pale green pictorial staplebound card wrappers; 34pp.; illus. About Fine. Small broadsheet laid in providing data regarding "Escapes and Returned from Escape for Calendar Years Ending Dec. 31st, 1939" and "Average Inmate Per Capita Cost 20 Year...
[Item #26965]
Price: $75.00
 
Illinois State Penitentiary [cover title]
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The Jamal Journal - Vol.1, No.4 (Summer 1995)
Philadelphia: The International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, 1995. Late (penultimate?) issue of this short-lived tabloid, edited by Abu-Jamal from Death Row and published by The International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Contents include numerous updates from Abu-Jamal's case, a number of his writings from death...
[Item #26984]
Price: $125.00
 
The Jamal Journal - Vol.1, No.4 (Summer 1995). Mumia ABU-JAMAL.
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Race For Justice: Mumia Abu-Jamal's Fight Against the Death Penalty
Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press, 1995. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards (hardcover); 272pp. Fine, unread copy, lacking jacket (as issued?). Scarce in cloth.
[Item #16720]
Price: $25.00
 
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Who Took The Weight? Black Voices From Norfolk Prison [Review Copy]
Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1972. First Edition. Anthology of prison writings by inmates of the Norfolk Prison Colony in eastern Massachusetts. Foreword by Elma Lewis, under whose auspices much of the work was completed. With an introduction by James A. Lang, an inmate who presumably shared the editorial credit...
[Item #29341]
Price: $45.00
 
Who Took The Weight? Black Voices From Norfolk Prison [Review Copy]. AFRICAN AMERICANS - PRISONS, Elma LEWIS.
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Report of an Amnesty International Mission to Argentina, 6-15 November 1976
London: Amnesty International Publications, 1977. First Edition. Quarto (27.5cm.); original blue staplebound card wrappers; 92p.; printed from typescript. Fine. Issued during Argentina's "Dirty War," contents include chapters on prisoners, disappearances, and torture, as well as Lord Avebury's description of Villa Devoto Prison and its female detainees.
[Item #28693]
Price: $45.00
 
Report of an Amnesty International Mission to Argentina, 6-15 November 1976. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL.
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Walled In This Tomb. Questions Left Unanswered by the Lowell Committee in the Sacco-Vanzetti Case and their pertinence in understanding the conflicts sweeping the world at this hour. For especial consideration by the alumni of Harvard University during its Tercentenary Celebration
[Boston: Excelsior Press, ca 1936]. Octavo (21cm). Staple-bound pamphlet; printed paper wrappers; 29pp. Slight external toning, else a fresh, unworn copy, Near Fine. Review of the facts of the Sacco-Vanzetti case, compiled some ten years after the trial and signed in print by a committee of 28 concerned Harvard graduates...
[Item #29758]
Price: $100.00
 
Walled In This Tomb. Questions Left Unanswered by the Lowell Committee in the Sacco-Vanzetti Case and their pertinence in understanding the conflicts sweeping the world at this hour. For especial consideration by the alumni of Harvard University during its Tercentenary Celebration. ANARCHISM - SACCO & VANZETTI, Charles ANGOFF, Heywood Broun, Powers Hapgood.
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Controcorrente. Vol 14 (New Series), no. 1 (July-August 1957)
Boston: Aldino Felicani, 1957. First Edition. Octavo (20cm). Staple-bound printed paper wrappers; 32pp; illus. Fine. First issue of the new series. Important Italian-language anarchist serial, founded in Boston in 1938. The magazine appeared quarterly from 1938 to 1951, then ceased publication until being revived with this July, 1957 issue, after...
[Item #29759]
Price: $45.00
 
Controcorrente. Vol 14 (New Series), no. 1 (July-August 1957). ANARCHISM - SACCO-VANZETTI, Aldino FELICANI.
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Voices From The Big House
Detroit: Harlo Press, 1972. First Edition. Collection of writing by prisoners serving time at the Rahway and Trenton facilities in New Jersey. The volume notably collects Return of the Kid by Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who at the time was serving a triple life sentence. Octavo (22cm); green cloth, with titles...
[Item #19443]
Price: $45.00
 
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Red Gaols: A Woman's Experiences in Russian Prisons...Preface to the English edition by...Alban Goodier...Foreword to the French edition by Fr. Christiophe Dumont
London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd. [1935]. First English Language Edition. Small octavo (19cm.); original cloth in white pictorial dust jacket printed in red and black; x,67pp.; plain photographic frontispiece, illus. Dust jacket with large loss to upper cover, lower half of spine perished, splitting along folds, toning. Near Fine...
[Item #24721]
Price: $45.00
 
Red Gaols: A Woman's Experiences in Russian Prisons...Preface to the English edition by...Alban Goodier...Foreword to the French edition by Fr. Christiophe Dumont. ANONYMOUS, trans O B., preface Alban Goodier, foreword Fr. Christophe Dumont.
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Attica: Two Years Later [drop-title] "We Have The Solution. The Solution is Unity"
Buffalo: Attica Defense Committee, 1973. Quarto (29cm). Bifolium, on newsprint [4pp]. Paper slightly toned, else a fresh, unworn copy, Very Good to Near Fine. Fundraising brochure for the Attica Defense Committee, calling for the dismissal of indictments against the 28 prisoners indicted for participating in the Attica Prison riots of...
[Item #24943]
Price: $75.00
 
Attica: Two Years Later [drop-title] "We Have The Solution. The Solution is Unity" ATTICA DEFENSE COMMITTEE.
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Ups and Downs of a "Crook's" Life. By an Ex-Convict
[New York]: Published by the Author, 1889. Written during the author's 5-year sentence in Clinton Prison, New York, and self-published in the hopes that "If I can sell enough of my books to earn a living, the temptation that sometimes drives ex-convicts back to crime will, in my case at...
[Item #21056]
Price: $750.00
 
Ups and Downs of a "Crook's" Life. By an Ex-Convict. Samuel A. BAILEY.
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Ups and Downs of a "Crook's" Life. By an Ex-Convict
[New York]: Published by the Author, 1889. Written during the author's 5-year sentence in Clinton Prison, New York, and self-published in the hopes that "If I can sell enough of my books to earn a living, the temptation that sometimes drives ex-convicts back to crime will, in my case at...
[Item #21473]
Price: $600.00
 
Ups and Downs of a "Crook's" Life. By an Ex-Convict. Samuel A. BAILEY.
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Where Do I Go From Here? The Life Story of a Forger
New York: Lee Furman, Inc. 1936. First Edition. Pseudonymously-written account by a famous ex-convict, a career forger, whose misdeeds "resulted in prison sentences around the country. He decries racism and convict labor contracts at the Louisiana prison farm; spends a chapter adulating Eugene Debs, his cellmate at Atlanta; praises the...
[Item #19553]
Price: $100.00
 
Where Do I Go From Here? The Life Story of a Forger. Roger BENTON, Lewis E., as told to Robert O. Ballou. LAWES, introduction.
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The Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti. A Summary of the Outstanding Testimony
S.i. [New York: By the author, 1927]. First Edition. Octavo (20cm). Staple-bound printed paper wrappers; 16pp. Mild toning to extremities; Very Good. Bernheimer, a New York settlement worker and a Sacco-Vanzetti sympathizer, criticizes the legal foundation for the prosecution of Sacco and Vanzetti, calling the trial "manifestly unjust." Somewhat uncommon...
[Item #29757]
Price: $85.00
 
The Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti. A Summary of the Outstanding Testimony. Louis BERNHEIMER.
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After The Big House: The Adventures of a Parole Officer
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. 1952. First Edition. Octavo (21cm). Gray cloth boards, lettered in red on spine; dustjacket; 238pp. Slightly worn and soiled copy in slightly worn and soiled jacket; about VG.
[Item #17207]
Price: $25.00
 
After The Big House: The Adventures of a Parole Officer. Fred BERSON.
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From Sing-Sing to Liberty. A Novel. Founded upon the play of the same name
New York: J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 1907. First Edition. Novelization of the "comedy drama" by Charles E. Blaney, playwright and screenwriter. At head of upper cover: "Cunning the Great Jail Breaker." The play appears to have been produced once, briefly, by the Charles E. Blaney Amusement Co., in Brooklyn, 1908...
[Item #29701]
Price: $150.00
 
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Stealing Through Life
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929. First Edition. Narrative account of Ernest Booth, a career criminal who by his own admission was an accomplished burglar and forger. "Booth's career as a thief was punctuated by several brief stays in county jails and over half of a five-year sentence at San...
[Item #19739]
Price: $750.00
 
Stealing Through Life. Ernest BOOTH.
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Abu Ghraib
Munich: Prestel, [2006]. First Edition. Quarto (27.75cm.); original black pictorial wrappers, French flaps; 108pp.; chiefly illus. Spanish artist's reaction to the treatment of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of U.S. soldiers in Abu Ghraib.
[Item #30010]
Price: $30.00
 
Abu Ghraib. Fernando BOTERO, essay David Ebony.
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The Jack Brown Story
Chatsworth, CA: By the author, N.d. [ca 1968]. First Edition. First-person narrative of a Texas dope fiend, confidence man and jailbird who finds Christ late in life. Includes photographs of some of Brown's claimed criminal associates, including Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow, Machine Gun Kelly, and others. Octavo (21.5cm). Staple-bound, pictorial...
[Item #21396]
Price: $25.00
 
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Words From the House of the Dead: An Anthology of Prison Writings from Soledad
Greenfield, NY: Greenfield Review Press, 1971. First Edition. Inmate writings from Soledad State Prison. Reproduces many works from the surreptitious, inmate-produced anthology The 6:15 Unlock (of which only ten copies were produced). "These writings were smuggled out. They are anonymous to protect the prisoners themselves" (from the editor's foreword). An...
[Item #21370]
Price: $50.00
 
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Baby Chocolate and Other Short Stories: Aspects of the Black Experience. An Original Collection
New York: William-Frederick Press, 1975. First Edition. Octavo (23cm). Cloth boards, dustjacket, 117pp. Fine and unmarked in crisp but faintly foxed dustwrapper, Near Fine. Collection of short fiction by an inmate of the Lorton, Virginia penitentiary. Includes several stories of prison life.
[Item #24997]
Price: $40.00
 
Baby Chocolate and Other Short Stories: Aspects of the Black Experience. An Original Collection. Clifton BULLOCK.
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No Beast So Fierce
New York: W.W. Norton & Co. 1973. First Edition. Novel beginning on a prisoner's last day behind bars. "He has been respected by his friends as a successful criminal, but wants to avoid returning to that lifestyle. This desire, with no job in sight, fuels his pre-release anxiety, which he...
[Item #19778]
Price: $350.00
 
No Beast So Fierce. Edward BUNKER.
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Punishment: A Play in Four Acts
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1916. First Edition. 12mo (19.25cm.); original red gilt-lettered cloth; vii,[1],127,[7](ads)pp. Minor edge wear, textblock fore-edge a bit foxed, minor soil spots to a couple of early leaves, else a Very Good, attractive and bright copy. Bierstadt's first book, a play set in prison.
[Item #21487]
Price: $30.00
 
Punishment: A Play in Four Acts. intro Thomas Mott Osborne, Louise BURLEIGH, Edward Hale Bierstadt.
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I am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang!
New York: Vanguard Press, 1932. First Edition. The author's first book, originally issued as a six-part serial in the pages of True Detective Mysteries in 1931, and picked up by Vanguard the following year. A slightly fictionalized but largely autobiographical account, written while in hiding, of the author's adventures with...
[Item #19526]
Price: $1,500.00
 
I am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang! Robert E. BURNS.
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I am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang!
New York: Vanguard Press, 1932. First Edition. The author's first book, originally issued as a six-part serial in the pages of True Detective Mysteries in 1931, and picked up by Vanguard the following year. A slightly fictionalized but largely autobiographical account, written while in hiding, of the author's adventures with...
[Item #25556]
Price: $2,000.00
 
I am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang! Robert E. BURNS.


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