"In the Penal Colony" ("In der Strafkolonie") (also translated as "In the Penal Settlement") is a short story by Franz Kafka written in German in October 1914, revised... More > in November 1918, and first published in October 1919.
The story is set in an unnamed penal colony. Internal clues and the setting on an island suggest Octave Mirbeau's The Torture Garden as an influence. As in some of Kafka's other writings, the... More > narrator in this story seems detached from, or perhaps numbed by, events that one would normally expect to be registered with horror. In the Penal Colony describes the last use of an elaborate torture and execution device that carves the sentence of the condemned prisoner on his skin in a script before letting him die, all in the course of twelve hours. As the plot unfolds, the reader learns more and more about the machine, including its origin, and original justification.< Less
This is the California Penal Code for 2014. It also includes the Evidence Code. The entire set of laws are included, and is current up until January 1, 2014. This is the pdf version of the two print... More > books available here. It includes bookmarks and hyperlinks from the table of contents. We've tried to make these books as economical for the reader as possible. We're fed up with overly expensive legal books, and we've heard from many who are, too.< Less
From the inside is a poignant look at the penal system from the eyes and experiences of a first time victim. The observations of a well educated man caught in a system that is vacuuming up large... More > segments of society and recasting them in bit parts in their own lives. Mr.Bey gives a perspective that is universal and can be innerstood by anyone that has been in the situation as well as those loved ones on the periphery that also had to be subjected to the system in order to care. The authors creativity shows in gritty prose as well as witty uses of common memories. There is a darkness to the work that show places one can go when subjected to such persecution, throughout the darkness runs a scintilla of light that gets him through, day-by-day... From the Inside is a commentary on the systemic demoralization of males in society today that have been targeted by the prison industrial complex, rehabilitation must be self motivated and completed before one returns to the outside world; the cure comes...from the inside< Less