Penology Books

Last updated: January 2, 2012
  1. The Innocent Man
    1. The Innocent Man by John Grisham Published: November 20, 2007 Score: 23.01
  2. The New Jim Crow
    2. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and Cornel West Published: January 16, 2012 Score: 6.02
  3. My Friend Leonard
    3. My Friend Leonard by James Frey Published: June 16, 2005 Score: 5.06
  4. Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison
    4. Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman Published: March 8, 2011 Score: 3.78
  5. Pimp: The Story of My Life (Library Edition)
    5. Pimp: The Story of My Life (Library Edition) by Iceberg Slim and Cary Hite Published: May 10, 2011 Score: 3.34
  6. Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man's Prison
    6. Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man's Prison by T. J. Parsell Published: August 31, 2007 Score: 2.01
  7. Alcatraz: A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years
    7. Alcatraz: A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years by Michael Esslinger Published: July 24, 2011 Score: 1.96
  8. The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison
    8. The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison by Pete Earley Published: November 9, 2011 Score: 1.34
  9. Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag
    9. Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag by Chol-hwan Kang and Pierre Rigoulot Published: September 3, 2002 Score: 1.27
  10. Upon Release From Prison (Roll Call)
    10. Upon Release From Prison (Roll Call) by GLENN LANGOHR Published: August 18, 2011 Score: 1.26
  11. Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing
    11. Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing by Ted Conover Published: June 12, 2001 Score: 1.06
  12. Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail
    12. Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail by Malika Oufkir and Michele Fitoussi Published: April 11, 2001 Score: 1.01
  13. A California Pelican Bay Prison Story (Race Riot)
    13. A California Pelican Bay Prison Story (Race Riot) by Glenn Langohr Published: August 5, 2011 Score: 0.78
  14. Tortured for Christ (God Changes Lives)
    14. Tortured for Christ (God Changes Lives) by Richard Wurmbrand Published: October 1, 2001 Score: 0.72
  15. Papillon (Harperperennial Classics)
    15. Papillon (Harperperennial Classics) by Henri Charriere Published: May 3, 2005 Score: 0.71
  16. Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian
    16. Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian by Avi Steinberg Published: October 4, 2011 Score: 0.71
  17. The Autobiography of an Execution
    17. The Autobiography of an Execution by David R. Dow Published: February 3, 2010 Score: 0.7
  18. Inside: Life Behind Bars in America
    18. Inside: Life Behind Bars in America by Michael Santos Published: June 26, 2007 Score: 0.61
  19. Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail
    19. Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail by Thomas McFadden and Rusty Young Published: May 1, 2004 Score: 0.58
  20. Gulag: A History
    20. Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum Published: April 29, 2003 Score: 0.52
  21. Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison
    21. Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison by Michel Foucault Published: April 25, 1995 Score: 0.52
  22. Redemption: A Story of Sisterhood, Survival, and Finding Freedom Behind Bars
    22. Redemption: A Story of Sisterhood, Survival, and Finding Freedom Behind Bars by Stacey Lannert and Kristen Kemp Published: March 8, 2011 Score: 0.51
  23. Gladiator (A California Pelican Bay Prison Story)
    23. Gladiator (A California Pelican Bay Prison Story) by Glenn Langohr Published: September 16, 2011 Score: 0.47
  24. Not Without My Daughter
    24. Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody Score: 0.44
  25. Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Wally Lamb and the Women of York Correctional Institution (Testimonies from our Imprisoned Sisters)
    25. Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Wally Lamb and the Women of York Correctional Institution (Testimonies from our Imprisoned Sisters) by Wally Lamb Published: February 3, 2004 Score: 0.41

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