Prisons the World Over

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Rowman & Littlefield, Sep 17, 2009 - Social Science - 162 pages
As of 2007, more than 9.25 million people were imprisoned worldwide. Almost half of the persons imprisoned are in the United States, China and Russia. The United States has more persons in prison per capita than any country in the world. Prisons The World Over offers a comprehensive overview of prison demographics and conditions for each of the following countries: United States, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Israel, Egypt, Iran, Nigeria, South Africa, India, China, Japan, and Australia. The book includes reports on the number of prisoners, the rate per population, the percent of female prisoners, the number of penal institutions and their occupancy level, and the number of privately run prisons Also reported are the offenses for which the inmates are interred, the average length of incarceration, the availability of parole, conditions in the prisons, the availability of educational and work programs, provisions for children of female prisoners, the availability and quality of medical care, the characteristics of the prison staff, the visitation rights of prisoners, and the presence and treatment of political prisoners.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I NORTH AMERICA
9
Chapter 01 Canada
11
Chapter 02 United States
16
Part II LATIN AMERICA
23
Chapter 03 Argentina
25
Chapter 04 Brazil
29
Part III WESTERN EUROPE
35
Chapter 13 Iran
75
Chapter 14 Israel
79
Chapter 15 Egypt
83
AFRICA
87
Chapter 16 Nigeria
89
Chapter 17 South Africa
93
ASIA
99
Chapter 18 India
101

Chapter 05 Great Britain
37
Chapter 06 France
42
Chapter 07 Germany
46
Chapter 08 Italy
50
Chapter 09 Sweden
55
EASTERN EUROPE
59
Chapter 10 Poland
61
Chapter 11 Russian Federation
65
Chapter 12 Hungary
69
Part V MIDDLE EAST
73
Chapter 19 China
105
Chapter 20 Japan
108
OCEANIA
113
Chapter 21 Australia
115
Concluding Remarks
123
Political Prisoners
125
Tables
143
Index
147
About the Authors
155
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Rita J. Simon is a professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law at American University. Christiaan De Waal works as an investigator and has a masters degree in international justice and terrorism from American University.

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