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  Cover Art: The New Jim Crow Alexander, Michelle
The New Jim Crow
Despite the triumphant dismantling of the Jim Crow Laws, the system that once forced African Americans into a segregated second-class citizenship still haunts America, the US criminal justice system still unfairly targets black men and an entire segment of the population is deprived of their basic rights. Outside of prisons, a web of laws and regulations discriminates against these wrongly convicted ex-offenders in voting, housing, employment and education. Alexander here offers an urgent call for justice.
290 p. 2010
Adult Nonfiction Book
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  Cover Art: The End of the Line Cerrito, Angela
The End of the Line
In the prison-like school that is his last chance, thirteen-year-old Robbie tries to recover from events that brought him there, including his uncle's war injuries and the death of a classmate who may have been his friend.
213 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: She Thief Finn, Daniel
She Thief
When Demi--a master pickpocket working for the gang leader Fay--steals a ring, his partner in crime, Baz, soon finds herself alone and betrayed as police and the Barrio's crime boss close in on Fay and her den of child thieves.
297 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Incarceron Fisher, Catherine
Incarceron
To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.
442 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Stay with Me Griffin, Paul
Stay with Me
Fifteen-year-olds Mack, a high school drop-out but a genius with dogs, and Ce´ce, who hopes to use her intelligence to avoid a life like her mother's, meet and fall in love at the restaurant where they both work, but when Mack lands in prison he pushes Ce´ce away and only a one-eared pit-bull can keep them together.
288 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Under Pressure Hughes, Rashawn
Under Pressure
After serving time in prison, QB returned to his Queens, New York neighborhood and began working as the Director of U-Turn, an at-risk community center for teenagers. Nicknamed OG-- "Original Gangster", QB is respected by all, especially by two of the center's teenagers, Torry and Chase. When someone tries to gun down QB, Chase and Torry's lives change forever.
289 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Juvie Three Korman, Gordon
The Juvie Three
Gecko, Arjay, and Terence, all in trouble with the law, must find a way to keep their halfway house open in order to stay out of juvenile detention.
249 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: No Choirboy Kuklin, Susan
No Choirboy
In their own voices--raw and uncensored--inmates sentenced to death as teenagers talk about their lives in prison, and share their thoughts and feelings about how they ended up there. Susan Kuklin also gets inside the system, exploring capital punishment itself and the intricacies and inequities of criminal justice in the United States.
212 p. 2008
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Lockdown Myers, Walter Dean
Lockdown
Teenage Reese, serving time at a juvenile detention facility, gets a lesson in making it through hard times from an unlikely friend with a harrowing past.
247 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Getting Somewhere Neff, Beth
Getting Somewhere
Four teenaged girls participating in a progressive juvenile detention facility on a farm have their lives changed by the experience.
411 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Way Home Pelecanos, George P.
The Way Home
After years of trouble and rebellion that enraged his father and nearly cost him his life, Christopher Flynn has a steady job, he's dating a woman he respects, and, aside from the distrust in his father's eyes, his mistakes are firmly in the past. One day on the job, Chris and his partner come across a temptation almost too big to resist. With his father and his most trusted friends, he takes one last chance to blast past the demons trying to pull him back.
323 p. 2009
Adult Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: We Were Here Pena, Matt de la
We Were Here
Haunted by the event that sentences him to time in a group home, Miguel breaks out with two unlikely companions and together they begin their journey down the California coast hoping to get to Mexico and a new life.
357 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Guantanamo Boy Perera, Anna
Guantanamo Boy
Six months after the events of September 11, 2001, Khalid, a Muslim fifteen-year-old boy from England, is kidnapped during a family trip to Pakistan and imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he is held for two years suffering interrogations, water-boarding, isolation, and more for reasons unknown to him.
339 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Knife and the Butterfly Perez, Ashley Hope
The Knife and the Butterfly
After a brawl with a rival gang, sixteen-year-old Azael, a member of Houston's MS-13 gang and the son of illegal Salvadoran immigrants, wakes up in an unusual juvenile detention center where he is forced to observe another inmate through a one-way mirror.
209 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Lockdown Smith, Alexander Gordon
Lockdown
When fourteen-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary, where brutal inmates and sadistic guards reign, boys who disappear in the middle of the night sometimes return weirdly altered, and escape might just be possible.
273 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
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