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Jailhouse journalism : the fourth estate behind bars

Author: James McGrath Morris
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1980s alone, some 100 periodicals were published by and for inmates of America's prisons. In this volume James McGrath Morris seeks to address the history of this medium, the lives of the men  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James McGrath Morris
ISBN: 0765808919 9780765808912
OCLC Number: 47521329
Notes: Originally published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1998.
Description: xviii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Putting Down Doing Time --
1. Forlorn Hope --
2. When Luceppa Bared Her Bosom --
3. The Summary --
4. The Reformists' Newspapers --
5. The Prison Mirror --
6. The Mentor --
7. The Subterranean Brotherhood --
8. Federal Scribes --
9. Can Opener, New Era, and the Wobblies --
10. The Rose Man of Sing Sing --
11. Harelike Growth --
12. Chronicling Wrongful Imprisonment --
13. Der Ruf --
14. Leaves from a Lifer's Notebook --
15. Yoke of Censorship --
16. Bayou Style --
17. Fighting Back --
18. The First Amendment and the Prison Press --
19. Prison Journalism Writes "-30-" --
App. I. American Penal Press Contest Winners 1965-1990 --
App. II. Prison Publications by State.
Responsibility: James McGrath Morris ; with a new introduction by the author.

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-The most current and comprehensive book available on correctional journalism ... a great study of freedom, confinement, communication and several nearly forgotten aspects of penal history.- Read more...

 
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