Autobiography and Memoir

Abbott, J.H. (1991) In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison Vintage

Abu-Jamal, M. (1995) Live from death row Avon Books

Amberchele, J.C. (2003) How You Lose: A Novel In Stories Carroll & Graf Publishers

Arhebamen, E. (2010-Present) I Am Writing A Letter Each Day To My Brother Who Is In Prison For 4 – 15 Years

Baca, J.S. (2001) A Place to Stand Grove Press

Betts, R. D. (2010) A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison Avery Trade

Braly, M. (1976) False Starts: A Memoir of San Quentin and Other Prisons

Brooks, C. S. Jr (2018)  A Soul Call From Prison: How Yoga and Taoism Cured my Crises with Cocaine and Christianity (Soul Call Series Book 1)

Champion, S. (2010) Dead to Deliverance: A Death Row Memoir

Cleaver, E. (1970) Soul on Ice Laurel

Conover, T. (2000) Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing Vintage Books

Crannell, Logan (2018) Hands Down: a story of incarceration

Courtney, A. (2014) The Firehouse Journals The Papillon Foundation

Davis, L. (2015) America’s Conduct: Inner City Escort

de Leyer, J. (2017) From Handguns to Paintbrushes

DeTar, C. Between the Bars: Human Stories from Prison The Center for Future Civic Media

Forde, A./Mattis, T. (2004) Contemplations of a Convict: A Journey of Freedom When Innocence Isn’t Enuf Infinity

Guilloud, S. (ed.) (2001) Through the Eyes of the Judged: Autobiographical Sketches by Incarcerated Young Men Gateway Program, Evergreen State College

Hanrahan, C. (2005) Conscience and Consequence: A Prison Memoir Celtic WordCraft

Harper H. (2014) Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones Avery

Hartmann, K.E. (2009) Mother California: A Story of Redemption Behind Bars Atlas & Co. Publishers

Hayes, W.S. (2020) Burden of Concrete Punk Hostage Press

Heaton, H. (2011) Her Letters from Prison: Parts I and II E-Book

Inchains, S. (2011) Voices from the Cracks

Jackson, S. (2010-Present) Spoon Jackson Realness Network

Johnson, K. (2010) Defying the Tomb:  Selected Prison Writings and Art of Kevin “Rashid” Johnson featuring exchanges with an Outlaw Kersplebedeb

Karakatsanis, A. (2019) Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System The New Press

Lamberton, K. (1999) Wilderness and Razor Wire: A Naturalist’s Observations from Prison Mercury House

Lamberton, K. (2007) Time of Grace: Thoughts on Nature, Family, and the Politics of Crime and Punishment University of Arizona Press

Leary, T. (1970) Jail Notes Douglas Book Corp

Masters, J. (1998) Finding Freedom: Writings from Death Row Padma Publishing

Masters, J. (2009) That Bird Has My Wings: The Autobiography of an Innocent Man on Death Row Harper One

Materson, R. and Materson, M. (2002) Sins and Needles: A Story of Spiritual Mending Algonquin Books

Maull, F. (2005) Dharma in Hell: The Prison Writings of Fleet Maull Prison Dharma Network

McCurry, D. (2007) Letters from the Pen Boian Books

Parsell, T.J. (2007) Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in Man’s Prison Carroll & Graf

Peltier, L. (2000) Prison Writing: My Life is My Sun Dance St. Martin’s Press

Rideau, W. (2011) In The Place of Justice Profile Books

Rosenberg, S. (2011) An American Radical: Political Prisoner in My Own Country Citadel

Ross, A., Champion, S., and Williams, S.T. (2008) The Sacred Eye of the Falcon: Lessons in Life from Death Row

Senghor, S. (2015). Writing my wrongs: Life, death, and redemption in an American prison. New York: Convergent Books.

Sobin, D. (2010) From Prison to Kennedy Center Stage: Starting Over at the Top Safe Streets Arts Foundation

Stevenson, B. (2014) Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Spiegel and Grau

Tannenbaum, J. (2000) Disguised as a Poem: My Years Teaching Poetry at San Quentin Northeastern University Press

Tannenbaum, J. and Jackson, S. (2010) By Heart: Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives New Village Press

Thomas, P. (1997) Down These Mean Streets Vintage Books

Wareham, J. (2014) How to Survive a Bullet to the Heart: Secret Lives & Uncensored Confessions of Maximum Security Prison Inmates Welcome Rain Publishers

Weizman, E. and Weizman, I. (2008) Cell Texts

Waldman, A. and Levi, R. (eds.) (2011) Inside This Place, Not Of It: Narratives from Women’s Prisons Voice of Witness