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The Courage of Compassion Cover
Author: Robin Steinberg | Narrator: Robin Steinberg
Release Date: April 11, 2023
"Powerfully insightful reading." —Kirkus ReviewsHow would you like to be judged for the rest of your life by the worst thing you’ve ever done?We all think we are compassionate just like we all think we are honest.  But true compassio...
The Courage of Compassion Cover
NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • A shocking, groundbreaking oral history of the infamous Rikers jail complex and an unflinching portrait of injustice and resilience told by the people whose lives have been forever altered by it &ldquo...
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Author: Ben Macintyre | Narrator: Ben Macintyre
Release Date: October 25, 2022
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “entertaining yet objective and often-moving account” (The Wall Street Journal) of one of history’s most notorious prisons—and the remarkable cast of POWs who tried relentlessly to esc...
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Author: Bill Keller | Narrator: Landon Woodson
Release Date: October 04, 2022
What's Prison For? examines the “incarceration” part of mass incarceration. Our prisons remain a shameful waste of lives and money, feeding a pathological cycle of poverty, community dysfunction, crime and hopelessness. What is the altern...
A “profound, sometimes hilarious, often heartbreaking” (The New York Times) view of prison life, as told by currently and formerly incarcerated people, from the co-creators and co-hosts of the Peabody- and Pulitzer-nominated podcast Ear H...
Author: Kristin Henning | Narrator: Karen Chilton
Release Date: September 28, 2021
A brilliant analysis of the foundations of racist policing in America: the day-to-day brutalities, largely hidden from public view, endured by Black youth growing up under constant police surveillance and the persistent threat of physical and psychol...
Author: Piper Kerman | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Release Date: June 18, 2019
NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that pa...
Author: Emily Bazelon | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Release Date: April 09, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A renowned journalist and legal commentator exposes the unchecked power of the prosecutor as a driving force in America’s mass incarceration crisis—and charts a way out.“An important, thoughtful, and...
Author: Daniel Beer | Narrator: Arthur Morey
Release Date: January 03, 2017
Winner of the Cundill History Prize A visceral, hundred-year history of the vast Russian penal colony. It was known as 'the vast prison without a roof.' From the beginning of the nineteenth century until the Russian Revolution, the tsars exiled ...
Author: Shaka Senghor | Narrator: Shaka Senghor
Release Date: March 08, 2016
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An “extraordinary, unforgettable” (Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow) memoir of redemption and second chances amidst America’s mass incarceration epidemic, from a member of Oprah’s...
Author: Avi Steinberg | Narrator: Dustin Rubin
Release Date: October 19, 2010
Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to Harvard, he has only a senior thesis essay on Bugs Bunny to show for his effort. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, he remains stuck at a crossroads, unable to meet the lof...
Author: Wilbert Rideau | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: April 27, 2010
From Wilbert Rideau, the award-winning journalist who spent forty-four years in Louisiana prisons working against unimaginable odds to redeem himself, the story of a remarkable life: a crime, its punishment, and ultimate triumph.After killing a woman...