Incorrigible

Incorrigible

Just as I didn't understand when the judge said my offence was “Incorrigible.” I finger my way through the Canada Criminal Code. The offence isn't there! There must have been a mistake. I should never have been imprisoned.

Author: Velma Demerson

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889209305

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

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On a May morning in 1939, eighteen-year-old Velma Demerson and her lover were having breakfast when two police officers arrived to take her away. Her crime was loving a Chinese man, a “crime” that was compounded by her pregnancy and subsequent mixed-race child. Sentenced to a home for wayward girls, Demerson was then transferred (along with forty-six other girls) to Torontos Mercer Reformatory for Females. The girls were locked in their cells for twelve hours a day and required to work in the on-site laundry and factory. They also endured suspect medical examinations. When Demerson was finally released after ten months’ incarceration weeks of solitary confinement, abusive medical treatments, and the state’s apprehension of her child, her marriage to her lover resulted in the loss of her citizenship status. This is the story of how Demerson, and so many other girls, were treated as criminals or mentally defective individuals, even though their worst crime might have been only their choice of lover. Incorrigible is a survivor’s narrative. In a period that saw the rise of psychiatry, legislation against interracial marriage, and a populist movement that believed in eradicating disease and sin by improving the purity of Anglo-Saxon stock, Velma Demerson, like many young women, found herself confronted by powerful social forces. This is a history of some of those who fell through the cracks of the criminal code, told in a powerful first-person voice.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Incorrigible

Incorrigible

It is called Incorrigible.” She took a deep breath. “And it is uninhabited.” “Tell us why, Grainne. Tell us all why none live there,” one of the clan leaders called out, his tone a clear challenge. Grainne looked toward the left side of ...

Author: Morgen Rich

Publisher: Morgen Rich

ISBN: 9780989210225

Category: Fiction

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Gráinne?s search for survivors begins in earnest, but she doesn?t even make it to the first stop before her freedom is jeopardized. To make matters worse, she?s landed in a place filled with corruption, subterfuge, and danger, but none of the survivors she?d hoped to find. Despite her best laid plans, she isn?t prepared for what she does find. Her journey will take her underground in more ways than one, and Gráinne will have to decide between the only security she has and someone else?s freedom. Seeking is Part 2 of 4 in Incorrigible: Secrets Past & Present, Book One of an epic science fantasy set in the Shifting Worlds Universe.
Categories: Fiction

Incorrigible

Incorrigible

And certainly not these two, they're incorrigible!' “'What did you say?' “'You don't want these two, they're real bad, there's no hope for them!' the manager repeated.” “'I beg your pardon, I DON'T BELIEVE ANY CHILD IS INCORRIGIBLE!

Author: David Alfie Languedoc

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460251683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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Alfie invites you to understand the long-lasting impact that Childhood Trauma can have. He invites you to gain a first hand review of his life starting at his birth on June 5, 1955. His early experiences shaped the child, adolescent and adult that he would become. His story touches on all aspects of abuse, and attempts to share with the reader the efforts that he has made to overcome these experiences. Alfie believes that there are many others who have similar life experiences, and who struggle to come to terms with their impact. To them he offers his story as words of encouragement to continue to seek ways to find relief and closure to these life events. To parents who have an Alfie in their home, "please be patient and caring at all times. It is difficult to watch your child, teen or adult-child struggle, yet it is your unconditional love that will facilitate the desire to change." In the insightful words from Alfie's adopted mother to Alfie,"Everything is going to be alright."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Incorrigible

Incorrigible

Filled with sharply drawn characters of fellow criminals, addicts, prison guards, and lawyers, incorrigible is a joy ride with an author unlike any other Humane and funny, this is Martin's brutally honest telling of his story.

Author: Dannie M. Martin

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480988811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

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Incorrigible By: Dannie M. Martin Praise for Committing Journalism: The Prison Writings of Red Hog: “One of the great political works of our time, a book that ought to be required reading for every American citizen.” -San Francisco Bay Guardian “Fascinating glimpses of prison life.” -Kirkus Review Praise for In the Hat: “Powerful, controlled writing… An unexpected bonus is the deadpan humor of his unadorned writing style. This is a treat.” -Publishers Weekly At thirteen, Dannie M. Martin first entered a jail. For the rest of his life, he would be in jail, on parole, or avoiding arrest. As a teenager, Martin found an unlikely sense of comradeship, a nickname, and a passion for words in juvenile halls. Outside, he developed a drug addiction that would rule his life. In Incorrigible, Martin recounts his life as a criminal and addict – and also as a writer, father, and friend. He writes unflinchingly of the racial tensions and riots in prison, but also the humanity and humor of the prisoners themselves. A series of articles for the San Francisco Chronicle gave Martin a chance to tell his own stories and share how the reality of prison life affected the convicts and their loved ones. Out of prison, Martin continued his cycle of crime and addiction that left him accepting awards while high on heroin and publishing novels while on the lam. Filled with sharply drawn characters of fellow criminals, addicts, prison guards, and lawyers, Incorrigible is a joy ride with an author unlike any other. Humane and funny, this is Martin’s brutally honest telling of his story.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Kat Incorrigible

Kat  Incorrigible

You've got money, whether it's enough for you or not. So hand it over!” “He's telling you the truth,” I said. I straightened carefully. My head throbbed with every movement, but I lifted my 228. Kat,INCORRIGIBLE.

Author: Stephanie Burgis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416994480

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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In Regency England, when twelve-year-old Kat discovers she has magical powers, she tries to use them to rescue her sister from marrying a man she does not love.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Incorrigible Secrets Past Present Part One Entrapments

Incorrigible  Secrets Past   Present   Part One   Entrapments

Instead, she rode straight toward the western shore, where she could look across a narrow channel and see Incorrigible. Halting and dismounting when she reached the bright red tree the Seetans laughingly referred to as a Blood Tree, ...

Author: Morgen Rich

Publisher: Morgen Rich

ISBN: 9780989210201

Category: Fiction

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Even pacifists have their limits. Being a partner in genocide is unimaginable for a peaceful, inept shape shifter like Grainne. But when her husband Slyxx holds her medieval homeland hostage for a seemingly worthless ransom she doesn’t have, the inconceivable happens. Despite growing despair, Grainne can’t let go of believing that survivors do exist, and it’s up to her to find them. When she detects an error in translation of a set of mysterious scrolls penned by a missing order of priestesses, she resolves to find the women she believes can lead her to survivors. What Grainne doesn’t realize is that she already knows the missing priestesses, and some of them are working to stop her from uncovering a secret alliance threatening her world. Even worse, the key to saving her world is inside of her, and someone will stop at nothing to have it. Grainne is about to learn just how naïve she really is when she discovers the stars aren’t what she thought they were . . . and neither is she.
Categories: Fiction

The Incorrigible Optimists Club

The Incorrigible Optimists Club

THE INCORRIGIBLE OPTIMISTS CLUB JeanMichel Guenassia was born in Algeria, 1950. His novel, The Incorrigible Optimists Club, won the prestigious Prix Goncourt des Lycéens. He is a prolific screenwriter and lives in France.

Author: Jean-Michel Guenassia

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782394044

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The Incorrigible Optimists Club is a huge, exhilarating whirlwind of first love, radical art, colonial war, progressive politics, Chuck Berry and chain-smoking intellectuals. Paris, 1959. As dusk settles over the immigrant quarter, 12-year-old Michel Marini - amateur photographer and compulsive reader - is drawn to the hum of the local bistro. From his usual position at the football table, he has a vantage point on a grown-up world - of rock 'n' roll and of the Algerian War. But as the sun sinks and the plastic players spin, Michel's concentration is not on the game, but on the huddle of men gathered in the shadows of a back room... Past the bar, behind a partly drawn curtain, a group of eastern European men gather, where under a cirrus of smoke and over the squares of chess boards, they tell of their lives before France - of lovers and wives, children and ambitions, all exiled behind the Iron Curtain. Listening to this band of survivors and raconteurs, Michel is introduced to a world beyond the boundaries of his childhood experience, a world of men made formidable in the face of history, ideas and politics: the world of the Incorrigible Optimists Club.
Categories: Fiction

The Corrigible and the Incorrigible

The Corrigible and the Incorrigible

... deputy in the Ministry for State Security in April 1982, the case was made that the problem of reoffenders was inseparable from that of asocials. Around two-thirds of those convicted for asocial 88 The Corrigible and the Incorrigible.

Author: Greg Eghigian

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472119653

Category: History

Page: 291

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Explores how the social sciences and clinical medicine contributed to the understanding and treatment of offenders in three disparate political regimes
Categories: History

Incorrigible Rebel

Incorrigible Rebel

Author: Arthur Horner

Publisher: London : MacGibbon & Kee

ISBN: UOM:39015055404100

Category: Electronic book

Page: 234

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"Horner's 'Incorrigible Rebel' was aptly titled for a man who was adamant in his beliefs and in his championing of the working man. He was a rebel all his life, a man who truly believed all men were equal and that capitalism was the scourge of the working classes. He would spend his life trying to defeat the iniquities of the class system."--www.bbc.co.nz.
Categories: Electronic book

An Incorrigible Music

An Incorrigible Music

Author: Allen Curnow

Publisher: [Dunedin] : Auckland University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015019388704

Category: English poetry

Page: 52

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Filled with images of violent death, of murder, and the death-struggle of mind and matter, these poems are also engaged in affirming life and a world that is real. Zealander.
Categories: English poetry