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  Cover Art: A Place to Stand : the Making of a Poet Baca, Jimmy Santiago, 1952-
A Place to Stand : the Making of a Poet
From one of America's most acclaimed poets comes a powerful memoir of childhood on the small farms of New Mexico, his adolescence spent in orphanages and detention centers, his years as a drug dealer, and his stunning personal redemption inside the walls of a maximum security prison.
2001
Adult Nonfiction Book PS3552.A254 Z473 2001
  Cover Art: A Question of Freedom : a Memoir of Survival Learning and Coming of Age in Prison Betts, R. Dwayne.
A Question of Freedom : a Memoir of Survival Learning and Coming of Age in Prison
At the age of sixteen, R. Dwayne Betts--a good student from a lower-middle-class family--carjacked a man with a friend. He had never held a gun before, but within a matter of minutes he had committed six felonies. In Virginia, carjacking is an offense requiring treatment as an adult. A bright young kid, weighing only 126 pounds, he served his eight-year sentence as part of the adult population in some of the worst prisons in the state. This is his coming-of-age story.
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book (Biography)
  Cover Art: The Job-hunter's Survival Guide : How to Find Hope and Rewarding Work Even When There are No Jobs Bolles, Richard Nelson
The Job-hunter's Survival Guide : How to Find Hope and Rewarding Work Even When There are No Jobs
An emergency, essentials-only guide to finding a job--even your dream job--in a challenging economic climate, from the author of classic career guide What Color Is Your Parachute?
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book (Jobs and Small Business)
  Cover Art: Let's Get Free : a Hip-hop Theory of Justice Butler, Paul, 1961-
Let's Get Free : a Hip-hop Theory of Justice
Butler, an African-American Harvard Law grad, was an ambitious federal prosecutor in Washington, DC, when he was arrested on the street and charged with a crime he didn't commit. Here, he gives an insider's view of the criminal justice culture that, he argues, causes more crime than it prevents.
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book KF9223 .B88 2009
  Cover Art: A Saint On Death Row : the Story of Dominique Green Cahill, Thomas.
A Saint On Death Row : the Story of Dominique Green
Cahill was so profoundly moved by Dominique's extraordinary life that he was compelled to tell the tragic story of his unjust death at the hands of the state.
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Arrested : What to Do When Your Loved One's in Jail Denham, Wes
Arrested : What to Do When Your Loved One's in Jail
Arrested is the a guide to supporting family members facing criminal charges. It explains how to make decisions that are in the best interests of the entire family - not just the defendant - and provides checklists of what things to do, and in what order.
2010
Adult Nonfiction Book 362.8295 D 2010
  Cover Art: Best Resumes and Letters for Ex-offenders Enelow, Wendy S.
Best Resumes and Letters for Ex-offenders
Written by two of America's leading career experts, the book addresses special employment issues facing ex-offenders and provides sound advice on how to write, produce, distribute, and follow up resumes and letters. Includes more than 100 examples of outstanding resumes and letters written for ex-offenders.
2006
Adult Nonfiction Book (Jobs and Small Business)
  Cover Art: Cooked : from the Streets to the Stove from Cocaine to Foie Gras Henderson, Jeff.
Cooked : from the Streets to the Stove from Cocaine to Foie Gras
Jeff Henderson grew up in the innerndash;city streets of San Diego. He spent nine years in federal prison for dealing drugs, where he became fascinated with cooking and decided to pursue a career as a chef when released. Little did he know how hard it would be to climb to the top of this profession. Cooked is a journey through the America of crime, punishment, and redemption. And at it's heart, it is a very human story of how even the worst mistakes can be overcome.
2007
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 H3763
  Cover Art: The Ex-offender's Job Interview Guide Krannich, Caryl Rae.
The Ex-offender's Job Interview Guide
This book offers seasoned advice on how ex-offenders can tell the whole truth and still go on to ace the critical job interview. Focusing on how to identify and respond to red flag behaviors in one's background, individual chapters demonstrate how ex-offenders can turn obvious red flags into green lights by developing excellent communication skills that focus on the positives.
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book 331.128 K 2009
  Cover Art: Job Interview Tips for People with Not-so-hot Backgrounds : How to Put Red Flags Behind You to Win the Job Krannich, Caryl Rae.
Job Interview Tips for People with Not-so-hot Backgrounds : How to Put Red Flags Behind You to Win the Job
Examining the whole interview process, from preparation to close, this book gives special attention to nine important red flags employers often interpret as job knock-outs: no experience; poor grades; no diploma or degree; been fired; job hopper; no focus on the jobs held; poor references; criminal record; over-qualified.
2004
Adult Nonfiction Book (Jobs and Small Business)
  Cover Art: Best Jobs for Ex-offenders Krannich, Ronald L.
Best Jobs for Ex-offenders
This is the first book to outline jobs for ex-offenders. It profiles 101 opportunities (job outlook, nature of work, qualifications, earnings, contacts) that are open to ex-offenders. It also identifies various jobs closed to ex-offenders by law because of their convictions.
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book 650.14 K 2009
  Cover Art: The Ex-offender's Job Hunting Guide : 10 Steps to a New Life in the Work World Krannich, Ronald L.
The Ex-offender's Job Hunting Guide : 10 Steps to a New Life in the Work World
Written for newly released prisoners, this guide challenges former criminals to examine their personal attitudes and develop the job search skills needed to find the right job for long-term success. The authors offer advice on identifying strengths and weaknesses, finding community resources, writing applications and resumes, interviewing with an employer, and negotiating a salary.
2005
Adult Nonfiction Book 331.128 K
  Cover Art: The Ex-offender's Quick Job Hunting Guide Krannich, Ronald L.
The Ex-offender's Quick Job Hunting Guide
Filled with practical tests and exercises for organising and implementing 10 key steps for re-entering the world of work.
2006
Adult Nonfiction Book 650.14 K
  Cover Art: The Ex-offender's 30/30 Job Solution McNulty, Neil P.
The Ex-offender's 30/30 Job Solution
Ex-offenders know the importance of lifeboat jobs. Being released from prison without money, a job, or family support, and facing immediate housing, clothing, food, and transportation needs, they need to quickly land a job near where they live. This book shows ex-offenders how to conduct an effective 30/30 job search - land a job within 30 days and within 30 miles of home. Filled with step-by-step how-to advice for success.
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book 650.14 M 2009
  Cover Art: The other Wes Moore : One Name Two Fates Moore, Wes, 1978-
The other Wes Moore : One Name Two Fates
Two kids with the same name were born blocks apart in the same decaying city within a few years of each other. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, army officer, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.
2010
Adult Nonfiction Book (Biography)
  Cover Art: Get the Job You Want Even When No One's Hiring : Take Charge of Your Career Find a Job You Love and Earn What You Deserve! Myers, Ford R., 1954-
Get the Job You Want Even When No One's Hiring : Take Charge of Your Career Find a Job You Love and Earn What You Deserve!
Get the Job You Want, Even When No One's Hiring explains the special strategies necessary to land a job during an economic crisis and integrates comprehensive, practical guidance on both job search and career management.
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book 650.14 M 2009
  Cover Art: Man I Need a Job! : Finding Employment with a Criminal History Rollo, Ned.
Man I Need a Job! : Finding Employment with a Criminal History
2004
Adult Nonfiction Book HV9288 .R65 2004
  Cover Art: Beyond Bars : Rejoining Society After Prison Ross, Jeffrey Ian.
Beyond Bars : Rejoining Society After Prison
A guide to help ex-offenders after they are released from incarceration.
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Ex-inmate's Complete Guide to Successful Employment Sull, Errol Craig.
The Ex-inmate's Complete Guide to Successful Employment
1998
Adult Nonfiction Book HV9288 .S85 1998
  Cover Art: Makin' it : a Parole and Probation Survival Guide Sull, Errol Craig.
Makin' it : a Parole and Probation Survival Guide
1999
Adult Nonfiction Book HV9288 .S86 1999
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