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Encyclopedia of American prisons

Author: Marilyn D McShane; Franklin P Williams
Publisher: New York : Garland Pub., 1996.
Series: Garland reference library of the humanities, vol. 1748.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive reference that presents an overview of imprisonment in the nation that knows it best (i.e., with the highest incarceration rate in the world). Some 160 original, signed essays by US  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Reference works
Encyclopedias
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn D McShane; Franklin P Williams
ISBN: 0815313500 9780815313502 9780203344866 0203344863
OCLC Number: 33206261
Description: xxv, 532 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Accreditation --
Administration --
Administrative segregation --
AIDS --
Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary --
Alcohol treatment programs in prison --
American Correctional Association --
Angola (Louisiana State Penitentiary) --
Architecture --
Argot --
Ashurst-Sumners Act --
Attica --
Auburn system --
Bates, Sanford --
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility --
Bennett, James V. --
Beto, George J. --
Boot camps --
Brockway, Zebulon --
Building tenders --
Chain gangs --
Chaplains --
Children of prisoners: 1. Mothers' issues, 2. Fathers' issues --
Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act --
Classifications systems --
Co-correctional facilities --
Commissaries --
Community relations --
Conjugal visits --
Contact visits --
Conte, William --
Contraband --
Corporal punishment --
Correctional officers: 1. History, 2. Selection and training, 3. Career opportunities, 4. Subculture, 5. Stress, 6. Turnover --
Crowding, Court rulings --
Davis, Katherine Bement --
Death row --
Detainers --
Determinate sentences --
Developmentally disabled offenders --
Diagnostic and reception centers --
Diet and food service --
Disabled inmates --
Discipline --
Dix, Dorothea Lynde --
Double celling --
Drug and alcohol use in prison --
Drug treatment --
Due process rights of prisoners --
Eastern State Penitentiary --
Educational programs --
Education of All Handicapped Children Act --
Elderly inmates --
Elmira Reformatory --
Escapes --
Executions in the United States --
Federal Bureau of Prisons --
Films --
Force, use of --
Fort Leavenworth --
Gangs --
Gill, Howard Belding --
Good time credit --
Harris, Mary Belle --
Haviland, John --
Hawes-Cooper Act --
Health care --
History of prisons: 1. The Jacksonian Era, 2. The Progressive Era, 3. Modern prisons: 1960 to the present --
Homicide --
Illegal aliens in prison --
Indeterminate sentences --
Industry: 1. History, 2. Current programs in prison industry --
Inmate self-governance --
Inmate supervision : the new generation philosophy --
Interstate Compact Agreement --
Jailhouse lawyers --
Judicial intervention --
Lease system --
Legal issues: 1. Historical background, 2. Habeas corpus, 3. Civil rights, 4. Constitutional issues in prison operations, 5. Prison crimes, 6. Employee legal issues --
Life without parole --
Long-term prisoners and lifers --
MacCormick, Austin Harbutt --
McGee, Richard A. --
Marion Penitentiary --
Medical experiments --
Mentally ill prisoners --
Mutilation --
National Prison Project --
Newgate Prison --
News media --
Norfolk Prison --
Osborne, Thomas Mott --
Panopticon --
Parole boards --
Patuxent Institution --
Pennsylvania Prison Society --
Pennsylvania system --
Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons --
Prerelease programs --
President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, Task Force Report: Corrections --
Prisonization --
Privacy --
Private prisons --
Protective custody --
Public Information Office and Public Relations --
Racial conflict --
Recidivism --
Recreation programs --
Reformatory --
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 --
Rehabilitation programs --
Religion in prison --
Research in prison --
Riots --
Rush, Benjamin --
San Quentin Prison --
Searches: strip searches --
Security and control: 1. Perimeter security, 2. Internal security --
Sentences, excessive --
Sex offender programming --
Sexual exploitation in prison --
Sing Sing Prison --
Site selection and construction of prisons --
Snitch --
Stateville --
Suicide --
Technology --
Treatment plans --
Trusties --
Unions: 1. Correctional officers, 2. Inmates --
Violence --
Visitation --
Vocational programs --
Volunteers: 1. Citizens, 2. Inmates --
Walla Walla, Washington State Penitentiary --
Walnut Street Jail --
Wardens --
Wines, Enoch Cobb --
Women Inmates: 1. History, 2. Current issues --
Work programs --
Work-release programs --
Youth in prison.
Series Title: Garland reference library of the humanities, vol. 1748.
Responsibility: editors, Marilyn D. McShane, Frank P. Williams III.
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