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Why Bother? Finding the Will to Carry On
DVD

Ned Rollo delivers a heart-to-heart message to those living in the iron grip of the criminal justice system in this deeply personal presentation subtitled Finding the Will to Carry On. He asks inmates the critical question - why bother to try? Why bother to care? Rollo challenges viewers to look within themselves to find their own sense of purpose.

Approx. 25 minutes.

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Why Bother? DVD
OP-W2-DVD
$119.95

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Life Without a Crutch
An Introduction to Recovery from Addiction

Ned Rollo's introduction to recovery from addiction has encouragement on every page! An ideal starting point to any recovery or reentry program, it motivates the reader to understand addiction, overcome denial, and seek recovery. 69 pp.

Also available on audio cassettes. 3 hours total.

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Life Without a Crutch
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Book
OP-D2
$7.95
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2 Audio Cassettes
OP-T4
$19.95

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Countdown to Freedom
6-DVD Series (Men's and Women's versions)

This empowering series of 6 DVDs helps reduce recidivism and takes offenders step-by-step through the transition from incarceration to community reintegration. Candid interviews with professionals and ex-offenders offer a unique perspective on what offenders should expect to face. Offenders learn what steps to take in Preparation for Release, Parts One and Two, which actions are essential to a smooth and successful transition in Day of Release, then how to prevent relapse in Release and Beyond - Lifestyle Changes, Relapse Triggers, and Support Systems. Available in versions customized for the similar, but different, challenges faced by men and women. 

Each of the 6 DVDs is 15-25minutes. (Subtitled for hearing impaired.)

Countdown to Freedom
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Men 6-DVD Series
JD4918
$695.00
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Women 6-DVD Series
JD5052
$695.00

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Games Criminals Play
How You Can Profit By Knowing Them

As popular as ever, this book exposes how criminals try to control the behavior of correctional personnel, and how personnel can recognize, prevent and stop the manipulation. Readers will learn how inmates observe and select their victims, attempt to gain their confidence and sympathy, and then make demands. A must read for correctional educators and all correctional staff!

240 pp.

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Games Criminals Play
RJ01
$19.95

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9 to 5 Beats Ten to Life
How to (Re)Enter Society

Here are a variety of suggestions and techniques that can assist offenders in obtaining employment! Provides practical information in an easy-to-follow format. Addresses career exploration, training and education, job search, applications, resumes and portfolios, and community resources - all from the offender's perspective! Information on obtaining housing, clothing, and health care is also included.

125 pp.

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9 to 5 Beats Ten to Life
AM523
$20.00

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TEACHING ON THE INSIDE
A Survival Handbook for the New Correctional Educator

This book is an overview of what it can be like to teach in a "correctional setting", and introduces new teachers to inmate culture and its significance to correctional education. Teaching on the Inside places equal emphasis on how to teach and how to interact with the correctional client. Finally, it explores the relationship of correctional organization and staff to the correctional educator.

 

A must-read for the new correctional educator.

Teaching on the Inside is divided into 13 highly readable chapters filled with practical advice and vignettes drawn from the author's experience as a correctional educator. It also includes a foreword, an introduction, terms and definitions, and a teacher's self-assessment. An extensive bibliography attests to the research done in the preparation of the book.  A must-read for the new correctional educator, this book is also helpful to all correctional staff.  

 

 

 

Paperback.  81 pp.

About the Author:   Pauline Geraci has been an educator for over 16 years. She has a BA in Elementary Education, an MA in Reading Education, and a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She received the Marvin Sull Award in both 1999 and 2001 for creative teaching that impacts inmates in the classroom and the community. She has also been nominated twice as Teacher of the Year.

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Teaching on the Inside
GR204
$12.95

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TEACHING ON THE INSIDE, Book II
Surviving and Thriving in Correctional Education

by Pauline Geraci

Introducing the follow-up to the highly regarded Teaching on the Inside. Contents of this new book include: burnout, complacency, staying focused and positive, working with difficult people, stress and conflict management, etc. Each chapter in this excellent book offers detailed advice and fascinating vignettes drawn from the author’s experience as a correctional educator.  A 2-page teacher’s self-assessment precedes each chapter.  This book is excellent for both the experienced correctional educator and new teachers as well.

128 pp.

About the Author:  

Pauline Geraci has been an educator for over 16 years. She has a BA in Elementary Education, an MA in Reading Education, and a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She received the Marvin Sull Award in both 1999 and 2001 for creative teaching that impacts inmates in the classroom and the community. She has also been nominated twice as Teacher of the Year.

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Teaching on the Inside, Book II
GR207
$14.95

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COUNT TIME: An Offender's Guide to Success
A New Greystone Exclusive! Instructor's Guide also available!

by DAVID MIRAMBEAUX

Written by an ex-offender, this new book provides advice and a message of hope to offenders preparing for release, or recently released.

Topics include planning, goal setting, decision making, anger, attitude, realistic expectations, employment, financial advice, family reunification, etc. Success is possible, but takes hard work and determination. Never give up! 

Count Time is a must read. Excellent for pre-release and post-release students trying to get bck on their feet.

96 pp.

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Also available!    Count Time Instructor's Guide.

This teacher's guide and workbook offers additional lessons and topics for the offender or ex-offender planning for a successful release.  Bolster your classroom reading with over 30 reproducible worksheets, each complete with a reading, discussion questions, and helpful activities.

45 pp. 

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COUNT TIME
GR209
$9.95
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COUNT TIME Instructor's Guide
GR210
$19.95

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REENTRY: The Path to Success
70 Lessons! Reproducible Teacher's Resource Book

by Jonathan Baker, retired reentry instructor - Ohio D.O.C.

A new reproducible teacher resource book for your reentry/ pre-release curriculum. This guide book offers 70 lessons tailored to the stages of a prisoner’s path from prison to society. Each lesson comes in worksheet format, ideal for reproduction.

Topics include anger management, health and well-being inside and outside prison, decision making, reuniting with family, avoiding bad habits and emotional triggers, finding employment, and much much more.

Dive into the toughest subjects with your students, fully supported by this substantial teacher’s guide. Using this guide, you can help your students gain a strong foothold in life so they will never return to prison.  Each one of them can and will be successful!

Comes with an innovative set of Con Not Playing Cards, ideal for helping prisoners review their lessons and commit them to memory.

 

Reproducible. 88pp.

 

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REENTRY
GR208
$39.95

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Parenting from a Distance
Your Rights and Responsibilities

 Newly revised and updated, this book is a proven parent education classroom tool for incarcerated parents. It details the rights and responsibilities of separated parents for staying in touch with their children. It also includes information on the court system and child welfare agencies, and guidelines for sharing parenting with others who help care for the children. Children benefit as their parents learn!

132 pp.

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Parenting from a Distance
JW01
$16.00

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Putting the Bars Behind You
Award-Winning DVD

This award-winning DVD teaches ex-offenders new job-search methods designed to reduce job search time and lessen their risk of being "screened out" before the interview. They learn how to answer tough interview questions and how to conduct themselves during the interview. Actual ex-offenders tell their stories and offer advice on what to expect from employers.

Approx. 24 minutes.

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Putting the Bars Behind You DVD
JD0481
$99.00

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From Parole to Payroll
3-DVD/ Video Series

For the ex-offender, finding a rewarding job is one of the most important steps toward building a productive new life. This comprehensive 3-part series contains solid, real-world content designed to help job seekers find satisfying work.

Finding a Job discusses which job search methods are the most likely to be successful for ex-offenders.

Resumes and Job Applications offers specific ways to deal with time gaps, prison education programs, and more.

The Job Interview addresses the most common mistakes ex-offenders make in an interview! Learn how to prepare for the interview, dress properly, articulate skills, and answer difficult questions.

Approx. 25 minutes each.

From Parole to Payroll
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3-DVD Series
CA37429-T-K
$299.85
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3-Video Series
CA37429-T-A
$299.85