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Encyclopedia of American Prisons.

Author: Marilyn D McShane; Franklin P Williams
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor and Francis, 2004. ©2005
Series: Garland studies in the history of American labor.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McShane, Marilyn D.
Encyclopedia of American Prisons.
Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor and Francis, ©2004
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn D McShane; Franklin P Williams
ISBN: 9780203344866 0203344863
OCLC Number: 1048387138
Description: 1 online resource (902 pages).
Contents: Book Cover --
Half-Title --
Title --
Copyright --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Contributors --
Chronology of American Prison History --
A --
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 --
B --
Sanford Bates (1884-1972) --
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility --
James V. Bennett (1894-1978) --
George J. Beto (1916-1991) --
Boot Camps --
Zebulon Brockway (1827-1920) --
Building Tenders --
C --
Chain Gangs --
Chaplains --
Children of Prisoners --
Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act --
Classification Systems --
Co-Correctional Facilities --
Commissaries --
Community Relations --
Conjugal Visits --
Contact Visits --
William Conte (1926- ) --
Corporal Punishment --
Correctional Officers --
Crowding --
D --
Katherine Bement Davis (1860-1935) --
Death Row --
Detainers --
Determinate Sentences --
Developmentally Disabled Offenders --
Diagnostic and Reception Centers --
Diet and Food Service --
Disabled Inmates --
Discipline --
Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-1887) --
Double Celling --
Drug and Alcohol Use in Prison --
Drug Treatment --
Due Process Rights of Prisoners --
E --
Eastern State Penitentiary --
Educational Programs --
Education of All Handicapped Children Act --
Elmira Reformatory --
Escapes --
Executions in the United States --
F --
Federal Bureau of Prisons --
Films --
Force, Use of --
Fort Leavenworth --
G --
Gangs --
Howard Belding Gill (1890-1989) --
Good Time Credit --
H --
Mary Belle Harris (1874-1957) --
John Haviland (1792-1852) --
Hawes-Cooper Act --
Health Care --
History of Prisons --
Homicide --
I --
Illegal Aliens in Prison --
Indeterminate Sentences --
Industry. Inmate Self-Governance --
Inmate Supervision: The New Generation Philosophy --
Interstate Compact Agreement --
J --
Jailhouse Lawyers --
Judicial Intervention --
L --
Lease System --
Legal Issues --
Life without Parole --
Long-Term Prisoners and Lifers --
M --
Austin Harbutt MacCormick (1893-1979) --
Richard A. McGee (1897-1983) --
Marion Penitentiary --
Mentally III Prisoners --
Mutilation --
N --
National Prison Project --
Newgate Prison --
News Media --
Norfolk Prison --
O --
Thomas Mott Osborne (1859-1926) --
P --
Panopticon --
Parole Boards --
Patuxent Institution --
Pennsylvania Prison Society --
The Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons --
Prerelease Programs --
The 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 --
R --
Racial Conflict --
Recidivism --
Recreation Programs --
Reformatory --
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 --
Rehabilitation Programs --
Religion in Prison --
Research in Prison --
Riots --
Benjamin Rush (1747-1813) --
S --
San Quentin Prison --
Searches --
Security and Control --
Sentences, Excessive --
Sex Offender Programming --
Sexual Exploitation in Prison --
Sing Sing Prison --
Site Selection and Construction of Prisons --
Snitch --
Stateville --
Suicide --
T --
Technology --
Treatment Plans --
Trusties --
U --
Unions --
V --
Violence --
Visitation --
Vocational Programs --
Volunteers --
W --
Walla Walla, Washington State Penitentiary --
Walnut Street Jail --
Wardens --
Enoch Cobb Wines (1806-1879) --
Women Inmates --
Work Programs --
Work-Release Programs --
Y --
Youth in Prison --
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Series Title: Garland studies in the history of American labor.

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