Kids in Jail: I Mean You Ain't Really Learning Nothin (Productive)
A collection of chapters written by criminologists, half of whom are ex-convicts. The book includes provocative discussions of rehabilitation, recidivism, drug addiction, life inside different prison systems, transincarceration, discrimination against felons, fathers in prison, and children in adult jails. The book merges autobiographical stories with criminological research to introduce a convict perspective that includes new ideas, vocabulary, and policy recommendations. CONVICT CRIMINOLOGY is a comprehensive text that covers all major topics related to prison life, prisoner reentry to the community, and research on prisons, in an engaging, thought-provoking style.
Preston Elrod and Michael Brooks. "Kids in Jail: I Mean You Ain't Really Learning Nothin (Productive)" Convict Criminology. Ed. Stephen Richards and Jeffrey Ian Ross. Stamford, Connecticut: Wadsworth/International Thompson Publishing, 2002.