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The encyclopedia of American prisons

Author: Carl Sifakis
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©2003.
Series: Facts on File crime library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From historical issues and institutions to current controversies, this encyclopedia presents entries describing terms, important individuals, legal cases, scandals, historical events, and other items related to the American penal system. Freelance writer Sifakis is clearly sympathetic to leftist criticisms of the American penal system, both in terms of its current incarnation and past injustices. Subjects covered in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Biography Encyclopedias
Biographie
Wörterbuch
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Sifakis
ISBN: 0816045119 9780816045112 0816050724 9780816050727
OCLC Number: 49225908
Description: xiv, 320 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Entries A-Z --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Facts on File crime library.
Other Titles: American prisons
Responsibility: Carl Sifakis.

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A history of prisons in America, covering the full gamut of the American penal system. Entries include important figures such as famous and infamous wardens, notable prisoners, prisons, escapes,  Read more...

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