Jailhouse Lawyer

Two gripping legal thrillers

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House


Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 719

Two brand-new legal thrillers in one book - from the authors of Juror No. 3 _____________________________ A young lawyer takes on the judge who is destroying her hometown - and ends up behind bars... In picture-perfect Erva, Alabama, the most serious crimes are misdemeanors. Speeding tickets. Shoplifting. Contempt of court. Then why is the jail so crowded? And why are so few prisoners released? There's only one place to learn the truth. Sometimes the best education a lawyer can get is a short stretch of hard time. INCLUDES BONUS STORY: POWER OF ATTORNEY _____________________________ 'I couldn't put down Jailhouse Lawyer, a page-turning legal thriller' TONY MESSENGER, Pulitzer Prize-winning author 'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades.' LEE CHILD 'The master storyteller of our times' HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON 'It's no mystery why James Patterson is the world's most popular thriller writer . . . Simply put: nobody does it better.' JEFFERY DEAVER 'Patterson boils a scene down to the single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves a plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind.' MICHAEL CONNELLY 'One of the greatest storytellers of all time' PATRICIA CORNWELL 'A writer with an unusual skill at thriller plotting.' MARK LAWSON, GUARDIAN 'James Patterson is The Boss. End of.' IAN RANKIN

Jailhouse Lawyer

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Century


Category: Fiction

Page: 0

View: 696

A young lawyer takes on the judge who is destroying her hometown - and ends up behind bars... In picture-perfect Erva, Alabama, the most serious crimes are misdemeanors. Speeding tickets. Shoplifting. Contempt of court. Then why is the jail so crowded? And why are so few prisoners released? There's only one place to learn the truth. Sometimes the best education a lawyer can get is a short stretch of hard time. INCLUDES BONUS STORY- POWER OF ATTORNEY

Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law

A Practical Handbook

Author: Linda Tashbook

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 344

View: 860

When a loved one with mental illness comes into contact with the law, trying to advocate for them can be an overwhelming and frustrating endeavor. Mental illness adds a layer of complexity to legal processes, and the justice system can be downright bewildering, even for the most well-intentioned. How can families find out if their loved one is being mistreated or ignored, and how can they make sense of their rights under various laws and regulations? Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law offers the nuts-and-bolts legal information and problem-solving steps families need. This accessible resource explains how common legal issues uniquely impact people with various forms of mental illness and what family members can do to help. Readers will learn how to · help protect a loved one's job, housing, or medical care · participate in hearings about guardianship, involuntary commitment, bankruptcy, and more · assist in making financial arrangements · navigate federal laws surrounding the Family and Medical Leave Act, HIPAA, disability claims, and workers' compensation · steer criminal proceedings away from jail and toward treatment Beyond the legal system, this book also guides readers in interacting with officials and authorities, lobbying for better laws, and working with local governments towards improving policies that affect those with mental illness. Complete with real-world examples, Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law provides practical advice and eases the feelings of isolation that often accompany loving someone with mental illness.

The Prison Library Primer

A Program for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Brenda Vogel

Publisher: Scarecrow Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 780

In this century the central and quintessential correctional facility program ought to be the library. While the U.S. prison industry has embraced a massive reentry movement emphasizing literacy and job readiness for former felons, prison libraries have been ignored as potential sources for reintegration. In The Prison Library Primer: A Program for the Twenty-First Century, Brenda Vogel addresses the unique challenges facing the prison librarian. This practical guide to operating and promoting a correctional library focuses on the basic priorities: collection development; location, space planning, and furnishing suggestions; information on court decisions and legislation affecting prisoners' rights. This volume also includes an information-skills training curriculum, sample administration policies, essential digital and print sources, and community support resources. Equipped with practical library science tools and creative solutions, The Prison Library Primer is an invaluable resource that will help the librarian and library advocate develop, grow, and maintain an effective, user-centered library program.

Dead End

The Crime Story of the Decade--Murder, Incest and High-Tech Thievery

Author: Jeanne King

Publisher: M. Evans


Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 433

The focus of this book is the trial and conviction of Sante and Kenneth Kimes for the bizarre murder of Irene Silverman, whose New York mansion they were attempting to steal.

Profiles from Prison

Adjusting to Life Behind Bars

Author: Louis W. Liebovich

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Social Science

Page: 275

View: 129

Written by an inmate serving 45 years for a drug conviction when he was 23, this is an in-depth view living behind bars from the perspective of prisoners themselves. Prisoners in Fort Dix, N.J., detail their unique experiences, thoughts, and feelings about "life on the inside." Santos offers the gripping stories of men serving a variety of terms, providing commentary and analysis as he guides readers through the prison experience.

The Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual

How to Bring a Federal Suit Against Abuses in Prison

Author: Prison Law Collective



Category: Jailhouse lawyers

Page: 60

View: 282

Love Inspired Historical October 2017 Box Set

Montana Bride by Christmas\Cowboy Lawman's Christmas Reunion\Mistletoe Mommy\A Mistaken Match

Author: Linda Ford

Publisher: Harlequin


Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 844

Love Inspired Historical brings you four new titles! Enjoy these historical romances of adventure and faith. MONTANA BRIDE BY CHRISTMAS Big Sky Country by Linda Ford When Annie Marshall answers single father Hugh Arness’s ad for a marriage in name only, the preacher refuses—she’s too young and pretty to be happy in a loveless union. But after he agrees to Annie’s suggestion of a four-week trial period, Hugh might just realize they’re the perfect match. COWBOY LAWMAN’S CHRISTMAS REUNION Four Stones Ranch by Louise M. Gouge After fleeing from her late husband’s cousin, who hopes to extort money from her and take her children away, Evangeline Benoit relocates to Colorado at Christmas. But will local sheriff Justice Gareau—the man whose heart she once broke—help her? MISTLETOE MOMMY by Danica Favorite Unable to afford a nanny, widowed single father Luke Jeffries seeks a wife to care for his children. But even as a secret from mail-order bride Nellie McClain’s past puts their future together in jeopardy, can Luke and Nellie find true love in their marriage of convenience? A MISTAKEN MATCH by Whitney Bailey When his mail-order bride arrives, James McCann believes there’s been a mistake—Ann Cromwell is beautiful, despite his request for a plain bride. As they wait for the matchmaking agency’s mix-up to be fixed, Ann struggles to prove she can be a good farmer’s wife after all. Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.

Cowboy Lawman's Christmas Reunion

Author: Louise M. Gouge

Publisher: Harlequin


Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 990

The Sheriff's Second Chance Sheriff Justice Gareau can make outlaws quake in their boots…yet coming face-to-face with Evangeline Benoit once again takes away all his composure. She broke their engagement, and his heart, to marry a wealthy older man. Despite his reluctance, Justice can't avoid the widowed single mother of two when they're collaborating on a Christmas village for the town's children. The loving boy Evangeline once knew has become an unyielding lawman. Forced to flee New Orleans over false allegations, Evie doubts Justice will take her side when the past follows her to Colorado. Especially when he and her troublesome son butt heads. But perhaps the spirit of Christmas will soften his heart and give them a second chance at love.

Routledge Library Editions: Criminology

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 1660

View: 546

Reissuing seven works originally published between 1940 and 1997, this collection spans the time in which Criminology has been a recognised academic discipline. It offers a set of excellent works on diverse aspects of the field from nineteenth century criminality to burglary in the 1980s. The set includes a Dictionary and several works looking at the social and psychological side of crime.