Jail, Prison, Lockdown


Binns, B. A. Pull

Buckhanon, Kalisha. Upstate

Cerrito, Angela.  The End of the Line

Dean, Carolee. Take Me There

Dry, Richard. Leaving

Ferris, Jean. Bad

Frost, Helen. Keesha’s House

Goodman, Shawn. Kindness for Weakness

Hilton, David E. Kings of Colorado

Myers, Walter Dean. Monster

Myers, Walter Dean. Lockdown

Mikaelsen, Ben. Touching Spirit Bear

Nussbaum, Susan. Good Kings, Bad Kings.

Perez, Ashley Hope. The Knife and the Butterfly. The reality of gangs and prison with a supernatural element is a winning combination. (SLJ Review)

Rivera, Jeff. Forever My Love

Smith, Alexander Gordon. Lockdown: Escape from the Furnace series

Van Diepen, Alison. Street Pharm

Van Diepen, Alison. Takedown

Volponi, Paul. Black and White

Volponi, Paul. Riker’s High

Non- Fiction: 

Abbott, Dwight. I Cried, You Didn’t Listen: A Survivor’s Expose of the California Youth Authority

Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness

Baca, Jimmy Santiago. A Place to Stand

Betts, Dwayne R. Question of Freedom: a Memoir of Coming of Age in Prison

Chaiton, Sam. Lazarus and the Hurricane: The Freeing of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter

Communication, Youth. Brick Walls of Justice: Teens Write About Crime, Punishment, and Alternatives

Conover, Ted. NewJack: Guarding Sing Sing

De La Cruz, Jesse. Detoured: My Journey from Darkness to Light

Gagnon, Robert J. 053803: Life at Fifteen

Glodoski, Ron. How to Be a Succesful Criminal: the Real Deal on Crime, Drugs and Easy Money

Gold, Jerome. Paranoia & Heartbreak: Fifteen Years in a Juvenile Facility

Harden, Blaine. Escape from Camp 14

Henderson, Jeff. Cooked

Henry, Nathan. Good Behavior

Hubner, John. Last Chance in Texas

Humes, Edward. No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court

Jiang-Stein, Deborah. Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus: Inside the World of a Woman Born in Prison. When Stein was 12, she discovered a secret—she was born in prison addicted to heroin.

Johnson, Kenny. The Last Hustle

Kulkin, Susan. No Choirboy: Murder, Violence and Teenagers on Death Row

Lerner, Jimmy. You Got Nothing Coming

Loya, Joe. The Man Who Outgrew His Prison Cell: Confessions of a Bank Robber

Phelps, Carissa, with Larkin Warren. Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets, One Helping Hand at a Time.

Rodriguez, Art. East Side Dreams and following titles

Rodriguez, Luis. Always Running

Ross, Richard. Juvenile In Justice

Santos, Michael G. Inside: Life Behind Bars in America

Scott, Sterling. Weeds of Society

Souljah, Sister. Deeper Love Inside

Smith, Kemba and Monique W. Morris. Poster Child: The Kemba Smith Story. As it says on the cover, “It was easy falling in love with a drug dealer. The hard part was paying for his crimes.” Check out the review at SLJ’s Adult Books for Teens blog.

Williams, Stanely. Blue Rage, Black Redemption

Williams, Stanley. Life In Prison

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