All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated
All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated by Nell Bernstein. New Press, $21.50
Nell Berstein is an award-winning journalist who coordinates the San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership. In this moving condemnation of the U.S. penal system and its effect on families. (Parents? Press), she takes an intimate look at parents and children - over two million of them - torn apart by our current incarceration policy. Described as "meticulously reported and sensitively written" by Salon, the book is brimming with compelling case studies . . . and recommendations for change. (Orlando Sentinel ). Our Weekly Los Angeles calls it "a must-read for lawmakers as well as for lawbreakers."