American Prisons and Jails

American Prisons and Jails

An Encyclopedia of Controversies and Trends

Book - 2019
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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.
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2019]
ISBN: 9781440847486
1440847487
9781440847493
1440847495
9781610695008
1610695003
9781610695015
1610695011
Call Number: 365.973 Am3573
Characteristics: 2 volumes (xviii, 793 pages) : illustrations ; 27 cm

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