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Is prison reform possible? : the Washington State experience in the sixties

Author: William R Conte
Publisher: Tacoma, Wash. : Unique Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William R Conte
ISBN: 0929838041 9780929838045
OCLC Number: 22549258
Description: 192 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction. General reflections ; Why prison reform? --
Preliminary considerations and planning. Some historical background ; Legislative intent ; Staff attitudes ; a basic target ; Preparing for change --
A basic science for corrections --
The Heyns era. The program and approach ; The Washington corrections center for men ; The Heyns legacy --
Some concurrent developments --
The Conte era. A view of Washington prisons in the mid 1960s ; A philosophy of corrections --
Further implementation of reform. Emphasis on the philosophy of administrations ; Problems : identification and solving ; Legislative action and administrative developments ; Training ; the four major reforms, Fall, 1970 --
Reorganization of state government ; Washington corrections versus Attica --
Resistance to reform --
The nature of institutions --
And later --
In conclusion.
Responsibility: by William R. Conte.

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