Overcoming Prison and Addiction (Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice Series) by Chuck Terry

Overcoming Prison and Addiction (Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice Series)

Book Title: Overcoming Prison and Addiction (Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice Series)

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

ISBN: 0534599044

Author: Chuck Terry


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Chuck Terry with Overcoming Prison and Addiction (Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice Series)

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An engaging writer, Chuck Terry presents this powerful study on the tremendous obstacles that drug addicts drifting in and out of prison must overcome in order to get clean and "make it" in society. Thoroughly researched and based on sound theory, this text covers how societal reaction to drugs and addiction shape criminal policy and behavior. Terry's powerful voice as a writer brings each of "the fellas" to life as he tells their story on how they became addicts and documents their on going struggle with addiction---both in and out of prison. Terry follows the story of "the fellas" as they beat the odds, get clean, and try to make a better life for themselves. And, he tells the somber story of those who are not able to overcome the obstacles of drugs and prison.