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Escaping prison myths : selected topics in the history of federal corrections

Author: John W Roberts
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : American University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Roberts
ISBN: 1879383276 9781879383272 1879383284 9781879383289
OCLC Number: 868936514
Notes: "The essays collected in this volume were first presented at the Conference on the History of Federal Corrections, held at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., on March 28, 1991"--Page [xii].
Description: xii, 212 p., [8] p. de pl. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction / John W. Roberts. --
2. At the mercy of the states / Paul W. Keve. --
3. Banners, brothels and a "ladies seminary": women and federal corrections / Esther Heffernan. --
4. Alcatraz and Marion: confinement in super maximum custody / David A. Ward. --
5. The development of classification and programming / Robert B. Levinson. --
6. The prisoners' mail box and the evolution of federal inmate rights / Ira P. Robinson. --
7. The evolution of executive management in the Federal Bureau of Prisons / John J. DiIulio, Jr. --
8. Directors' Panel discussion: correctional issues, past and present / Helen Corrothers & others. --
9. Researching federal prison history / Constance Potter & Sue McDonough.
Responsibility: edited by John W. Roberts ; foreword by Norval Morris.


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