Prisons: Today and Tomorrow

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 1997 - Law - 505 pages
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Thoroughly updated and revised, Prisons: Today and Tomorrow, Second Edition offers a balanced and comprehensive examination of prisons and prisoners. Through the use of current case studies and research, this text examines the many purposes of prisons-punishment, deterrence, rehabilitation, and incapacitation-as well as controversial issues such as whether these purposes are actually met. Through its engaging approach and realistic style, this book highlights the most pressing obstacles found in the modern prison system, and thereby probes students to consider the realities of prison life and its effects on individuals. Featuring chapters contributed by leading authorities in the field, this book is a must read for any student planning to enter the fields of criminal justice and corrections.
 

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See my true biography at www.ironcagebook.com I served 26 1/2 years in various prison in the united States and what really bobbled my mind is how sick the entire prison system is. There is nothing more horrible than the tortures committed behind the closed prison doors--they are documented in many court cases. Wisconsin chains down inmates and injects them with a drug that stupidities the brain and inmates lie in their own urine and excrement for many days without food or water. "Over crowding is minor compared to guards raping, starving inmates, and torturing inmates to death. Secondly, we need to stop prison slavery! "By building more prison we create jobs." in the buying and selling of human souls. The information in your book may some day bring an end to prisons as we know them today.  

Contents

The Philosophy of Punishment
4
PHILOSOPHY OF IMPRISONMENT
11
CONCLUSIONS
21
THE BIG HOUSE
37
THE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
44
The Crisis and Consequences of Prison
52
SENTENCING REFORMS
59
RESPONDING TO OVERCROWDING
65
CONCLUSIONS
258
Management and Administrative Issues
270
CHALLENGES FOR THE CORRECTIONAL MANAGER
285
MANAGING THE WOMENS PRISON
294
Understudied
306
THE WORLD OF THE CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
309
THE CUSTODYORIENTED CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
317
THE MINORITY CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
326

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
71
The Classification of Inmates
84
PURPOSES OF CLASSIFICATION
92
CONCLUSIONS
108
Industry Agriculture and Education
116
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND PRISON LABOR
123
CURRENT ISSUES IN PRISON LABOR
131
CONTEMPORARY VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
141
CONCLUSIONS
151
Rehabilitation Revisited
158
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE REHABILITATIVE
159
PRISON PROGRAMS
166
THE CHANGE EFFORT
173
SPECIAL POPULATIONS
194
EVALUATION OF REHABILITATION
202
CONCLUSIONS
208
The Social World of the Prisoner
218
THE SUBCULTURE
224
PRISONS 19401960
230
PRISONS IN THE 1960s
246
CONCLUSIONS
332
The Pendulum Swings
338
CORPORAL PUNISHMENT AND THE USE OF FORCE
347
RELIGIOUS PRACTICES
362
MEDICAL TREATMENT IN CORRECTIONAL
368
PROCEDURAL DUE PROCESS
375
The Privatization of Prisons
382
PRIVATIZATION TODAY
389
A FUTURE PERSPECTIVE ON PRIVATIZATION
398
Jails
414
THE TWENTIETHCENTURY JAIL
423
JAIL OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION
438
JAIL SOCIALIZATION AND SUBCULTURES
451
The Future
466
INDUSTRY PROGRAMMING AND CORRECTIONAL
472
Glossary
477
Table of Cases
487
Subject Index
501
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