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Governing prisons : a comparative study of correctional management

Author: John J DiIulio, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1987.
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Topics covered include prison riots and quality of prison life.
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DiIulio, John J.
Governing prisons.
New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1987
(OCoLC)755034301
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John J DiIulio, Jr.
ISBN: 0029078814 9780029078815
OCLC Number: 15549219
Description: xiv, 349 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Understanding prisons --
1. The governability of prisons --
The sociological view of prisons --
the sociological view of crime and corrections --
Sociology and inmate society --
Sociology and prison management --
The evolution of prison sociology --
Sociology and the contemporary prison --
Evaluating prison sociology --
Prison violence: are lax or tight controls to blame? --
The prison riots of 1951-1953 --
Prison riots of the 1980s --
Sociology and prison violence --
Participative prison management: should inmates be self-governing? --
Intellectual origins of prison democracy --
Lessons of experience: Walla Walla Penitentiary --
Sociology and inmate self-government --
Inmate treatment and custody: are they in conflict? --
Custody as a condition of treatment --
Custody as a part of treatment --
The sociological view of treatment versus custody --
Administrative change and its consequences --
The case of Stateville Penitentiary --
Limits of prison sociology --
Conclusion: a governmental perspective on prisons --
2. The quality of prison life --
Measuring the quality of prison life: order, amenity, and service --
Order in Texas, Michigan and California prisons --
Texas: the most orderly prisons --
The decline of order in Texas prisons --
Intrasystem differences in order: California prisons --
Explaining differences in prison order --
Inaccurate or biased data --
Characteristics of the inmate population --
Level of expenditures --
Level of crowding --
Inmate-to-staff ratios --
Level of training --
Architecture --
Inmate social system --
Level of inmate treatment --
Inmate-staff race relations --
Repressive measures --
The quality of prison management. II. Governing prisons --
3. Governing prisons in three states --
A tour through TDC, CDC, and MDC: three models of correctional management --
Elements of the Texas Control Model --
Evolution of the control model --
Defects of the control model --
Elements of the Michigan Responsibility Model --
Evolution of the responsibility model --
Defects of the responsibility model --
Elements of the California Consensual Model --
Evolution of the consensual model --
Defects of the consensual model --
Varieties of correctional administration --
The wall unit: Huntsville, Texas --
California prisons: Soledad and CMC --
Michigan: Huron Valley Men's Facility (HVMF) --
Summary and conclusion --
4. Correctional philosophy and leadership --
The keeper philosophy --
Texas keepers and the control model --
Michigan keepers and the responsibility model --
California keepers and the consensual model --
Correctional leadership --
Correctional leadership in California --
Correctional leadership in Michigan --
Correctional leadership in Texas: "Walking George" --
5. Correctional change: the case of Texas prisons --
The rotten crutch: Texas building tenders --
Court intervention: the Ruiz Case --
Administration change and its consequences --
Aftermath and opportunity --
Summary and conclusion. III. Improving prisons --
6. The prison as a constitutional government --
Internal controls: prison bureaucracy --
Correctional leadership and administrative stability --
The path to better prisons: obstacles and opportunities --
Correctional workers --
Courts and corrections --
Correctional officer unions --
Prisons, politicians, and the press --
Prisons, professors, and public policy --
Rethinking rehabilitation --
Beyond recidivism --
The morality of imprisonment --
Conclusion: the duty to govern --
IV. Studying prisons --
Appendix: Prison research --
Gaining access --
Gathering data --
Generating interest --
Future research.
Responsibility: John J. DiIulio, Jr.

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Topics covered include prison riots and quality of prison life.

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