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American prisons and jails : an encyclopedia of controversies and trends

Author: Vidisha Barua Worley; Robert M Worley
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This two-volume encyclopedia provides a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the history and current character of American prisons and jails and their place in the U.S. corrections system. Topics include sentencing norms and contemporary developments; differences between local jails and prisons and regional, state, and federal systems; violent and nonviolent inmate populations; operations of state and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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American prisons and jails.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2019]
(DLC) 2018016381
(OCoLC)1031040740
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vidisha Barua Worley; Robert M Worley
ISBN: 9781610695015 1610695011
OCLC Number: 1031041952
Description: 1 online resource (2 volumes (793 pages)) : illustrations
Contents: Volume 1. A-M --
Volume 2. N-Z
Responsibility: Vidisha Barua Worley and Robert M. Worley, editors.

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"This two-volume encyclopedia provides a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the history and current character of American prisons and jails and their place in the U.S. corrections system. Topics include sentencing norms and contemporary developments; differences between local jails and prisons and regional, state, and federal systems; violent and nonviolent inmate populations; operations of state and federal prisons, including well-known prisons such as ADX-Florence, Alcatrez, Attica, Leavenworth, and San Quentin; privately run, for-profit prisons as well as the companies that run them; inmate culture, including prisoner-generated social hierarchies, prisoner slang, gangs, drug use, and violence; prison trends and statistics, including racial, ethnic, age, gender, and educational breakdowns; the death penalty; and post-incarceration outcomes, including recidivism."--Publisher's description.

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