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Prisons and jails : a deterrent to crime?

Author: Nancy R Jacobs; Mark A Siegel; Jacquelyn Quiram; Information Plus (Firm : Wylie, Tex.)
Publisher: Wylie, Tex. : Information Plus, ©1995.
Series: Information series on current topics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1995 edView all editions and formats
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A current examination of corrections in the United States, including: the history of corrections, prisons and prisoners, juvenile confinement, alternative sentencing, prison overcrowding, prisoners' rights.
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy R Jacobs; Mark A Siegel; Jacquelyn Quiram; Information Plus (Firm : Wylie, Tex.)
ISBN: 157302001X 9781573020015
OCLC Number: 33445980
Notes: Cover title.
Description: 168 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm.
Contents: History of corrections --
Expenditures --
Jails --
Prisons and prisoners --
Characteristics of state prisoners --
Juvenile confinement --
Youth facilites --
Probation and parole --
Alternative sentencing --
Boot camps --
Prison overcrowding and mandatory sentencing --
Prisoners, drugs, and treatment --
Health of inmates --
Prisoners' rights.
Series Title: Information series on current topics.
Responsibility: editors, Nancy R. Jacobs, Mark A. Siegel, Jacquelyn Quiram.

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A current examination of corrections in the United States, including: the history of corrections, prisons and prisoners, juvenile confinement, alternative sentencing, prison overcrowding, prisoners' rights.

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