The U.S. Federal Prison System

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SAGE, Jul 19, 2002 - Law - 375 pages
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Despite the fact that 160,000 people are locked up in our federal correctional facilities, practical information about the federal prison system remains difficult to locate. While some information may be found scattered on the Internet, in directions given at court, or through shared personal experience, there is no single source available that is a collection of all available information. The U.S. Federal Prison System is the first comprehensive reference work that includes official prison policies, first-person accounts from prisoners, and information about each federal facility.

The book is organized into two parts. Part I is an introduction to federal prison facilities, including key statistics and "views from inside" provided by inmates of federal prisons. Part II is a look at the Federal Bureau of Prisons policies on various matters such as discipline, education, visits, and religious practices. The book also contains valuable Appendices that give a thorough listing and description of all Federal prison facilities, as well as the services and charities available to prisoners and their families. With the publication of this book there will finally be an up-to-date, comprehensive reference on the

  

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Contents

Introduction
3
Views From Inside
9
Bureau of Prisons Policy
21
Arriving in Prison
23
Architecture and Design
31
Classification and Security
45
Discipline
53
Drugs and Substance Abuse Treatment
59
Staff
119
Visits
133
Work
147
Federal Correctional Institution Cumberland
197
Federal Prison Camp Eglin
210
Federal Prison Camp Florence
223
Federal Correctional Institution Jesup
236
U S Penitentiary Lewisburg
243

Education
65
Food and Commissary
73
Health and Medical Services
79
Private Prisons
87
Release Preparation
93
Religion
99
Segregation Death Row and Supermaximum Secure Facilities
105
Sexual Relations in Prison 1 13
116
Federal Correctional Institution Marianna
256
Federal Correctional Institution Morgantown
269
Federal Prison Camp Pensacola
282
Charities and Services for Prisoners
323
References
349
Index
365
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Mary Bosworth is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University. Her research interests include prisons, race, and gender. She is the author of Engendering Resistance: Agency and Power in Women’s Prisons (1999).

 

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