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A crucial indictment of widely embraced “alternatives to incarceration” that exposes how many of these new approaches actually widen the net of punishment and surveillance “But what does it mean—really—to celebrate reforms that convert your home into your prison?” —Michelle Alexander, from the foreword Electronic monitoring. Locked-down drug treatment centers. House arrest. Mandated psychiatric treatment. Data-driven surveillance. Extended probation. These are some of the key alternatives held up as cost-effective substitutes for jails and prisons. But many of these so-called reforms actually widen the net, weaving in new strands of punishment and control, and bringing new populations, who would not otherwise have been subject to imprisonment, under physical control by the state. As mainstream public opinion has begun to turn against mass incarceration, political figures on both sides of the spectrum are pushing for reform. But—though they’re promoted as steps to confront high rates of imprisonment—many of these measures are transforming our homes and communities into prisons instead. In Prison by Any Other Name, activist journalists Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law reveal the way the kinder, gentler narrative of reform can obscure agendas of social control and challenge us to question the ways we replicate the status quo when pursuing change. A foreword by Michelle Alexander situates the book in the context of criminal justice reform conversations. Finally, the book offers a bolder vision for truly alternative justice practices.

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Genre Book : Law
Author Book : Maya Schenwar
Publisher : The New Press
Release Book : 2020-07-21
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ISBN-10 : 9781620973110


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Everyone tells him he needs to move on, but how can a man function without his heart? Ten-year-old Caleb Tanner wants nothing to do with Sylvie Cranston, the annoying weird girl who moves next door to him and gets him in trouble for swearing. But at twelve, they become friends when he teaches her how to hook a fishing line and she shows him the value of a selfless act. At fourteen, he falls in love with her. At sixteen, she dies. Or so he’s told. But Cal never believes it. Sylvie has become part of his soul. He knows her like the steady beating of his own heart. He’d know if she was dead. Cal looks for her, prays for her and finally he just waits for her. Nine years later, she walks into the community college English class Cal is teaching. Only this girl claims her name is Sophie Becker and she doesn’t know him. Cal knows better. He’s determined to get the girl he loves back—and protect her from the danger that took her away all those years ago.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : MK Schiller
Publisher : Total-e-bound
Release Book : 2014-01-10
Download Book : 254 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781781849255


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With her trademark wit, New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes delivers a charming Regency romance featuring a duke who excels at brooding in solitude and the lady who refuses to leave him in peace. Nathaniel, Duke of Rothhaven, lives in seclusion, leaving his property only to gallop his demon-black steed across the moors by moonlight. Exasperated mamas invoke his name to frighten small children, though Nathaniel is truly a decent man -- maybe too decent for his own good. That's precisely why he must turn away the beguiling woman demanding his help. Lady Althea Wentworth has little patience for dukes, reclusive or otherwise, but she needs Rothhaven's backing to gain entrance into Polite Society. She's asked him nicely, she's called on him politely, all to no avail -- until her prize hogs just happen to plunder the ducal orchard. He longs for privacy. She's vowed to never endure another ball as a wallflower. Yet as the two grow closer, it soon becomes clear they might both be pretending to be something they're not.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Grace Burrowes
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Book : 2020-04-28
Download Book : 384 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781538700303


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Genevieve "Genna" Galante knows a thing or two about causing trouble. After all, it's engrained in her DNA. As the only daughter of Primo Galante, notorious boss of the Galante crime family, her life is dictated by a certain set of rules... rules Genna was never very good at following. Matteo "Matty" Barsanti never wanted anything to do with the family business, but as the first-born Barsanti son, certain things are expected of him.

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Genre Book : Love stories
Author Book : J. M. Darhower
Publisher :
Release Book : 2015-02-23
Download Book : 352 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1942206135


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Julia Bishop has led a very sheltered life. Protected by her family from those who might ridicule her for her secrets, she stays hidden away in the country. But she longs for more, if only for an evening. To kiss a rake in full view of the stable boy. Unchaperoned picnics. Romance. But she knows she’ll never experience any of those things. That is, until a handsome duke with a mysterious past of his own arrives... Duke Jasper DeVere left London to grieve his grandfather’s death privately, away from the prying eyes and gossips of the ton. Seeking solitude at a friend’s country manor, he’s surprised he finds himself drawn to the company of the shy beauty determined to present the epitome of proper behavior. That is, until the mysterious woman makes an indecent proposal... Julia can’t believe what she’s suggested to the duke. Nor that he agrees a distraction is what they both need. But what will happen when Jasper must return to his duties and leave Julia behind? Will the memories of their time together be enough for a lifetime of solitude for either of them? Because Julia can never leave her country haven and a duke can never stay... Each book the Tale of Two Sisters series is STANDALONE: * The Importance of Being Scandalous * A Scandal By Any Other Name

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Kimberly Bell
Publisher : Entangled: Amara
Release Book : 2018-01-30
Download Book : 306 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781633758902


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Chronicles a year in the life of a suburban mom and professional weed scientist to describe her advocacy of what she calls "plants out of place," in a recipe-enhanced tribute to the virtues of clovers, dandelions, and other unpopular lawn-cluttering plants.

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Genre Book : Gardening
Author Book : Nancy Gift
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release Book : 2009
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0807085529


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Natural Products: Discourse, Diversity and Designprovides an informative and accessible overview of discoveries in the area of natural products in the genomic era, bringing together advances across the kingdoms. As genomics data makes it increasingly clear that the genomes of microbes and plants contain far more genes for natural product synthesis than had been predicted from the numbers of previously identified metabolites, the potential of these organisms to synthesize diverse natural products is likely to be far greater than previously envisaged.Natural Productsaddresses not only the philosophical questions of the natural role of these metabolites, but also the evolution of single and multiple pathways, and how these pathways and products may be harnessed to aid discovery of new bioactives and modes of action. Edited by recognized leaders in the fields of plant and microbial biology, bioorganic chemistry and natural products chemistry, and with contributions from researchers at top labs around the world,Natural Productsis unprecedented in its combination of disciplines and the breadth of its coverage.Natural Produces: Discourse, Diversity and Designwill appeal to advanced students and experienced researchers, from academia to industry, in diverse areas including ecology, industrial biotechnology, drug discovery, medicinal chemistry, agronomy, crop improvement, and natural product chemistry.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Thomas Harding
Publisher : august house
Release Book : 1999
Download Book : 96 Pages
ISBN-10 : 087483578X


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Genre Book : Motion picture music
Author Book : Philip Ranson
Publisher : Conran Octopus
Release Book : 1984
Download Book : 66 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015012794544


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When sixteen-year-old Amy wakes up in a hospital bed, terribly injured from a dive onto hidden rocks in a quarry, her shattered body is not the worst of her troubles. The worst of it is the fact that the body is not her own. An over-achiever from a wealthy Toronto family, Amy has somehow ended up in the body of Krystal, a troubled girl from North-End Kingston. No one, of course, believes what Amy says. Amy's drive and determination help her to build a new life, but all she really wants is to find her way back to the life she once had. Or does she? Amy by Any Other Name is a story about what makes us who were are-and about the human capacity to grow and change.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Fiction
Author Book : Maureen Garvie
Publisher : Minerva S Owl Books
Release Book : 2012-02-01
Download Book : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0981143997


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In the title story, Any Other Name, it is 1962 and the world is on the brink of nuclear war. For 13 days in October what became known as the Cuban Missile Crisis raged in Cuba, the United States and Russia and the story begins when a 21 year-old ex-marine, working for the CIA, becomes involved in the operations. The young ex-marine was there when DEF CON 2, one step before all-out nuclear war, was activated and he saw history made from a much different angle than anyone else and this, then, is his story.The Terror is told in the 1st person and the subject-the writer's friend-known only as the Russian, is a study in contradictions. Here is yet another book of short stories by author Keith G. Laufenberg all of which will stay on your mind long after you've put the book back down.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Keith G. Laufenberg
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release Book : 2016-10-19
Download Book : 274 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780991420216