Escaping Prison Myths: Selected Topics in the History of Federal Corrections

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John Walter Roberts
American University Press, 1994 - Social Science - 212 pages
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This book describes and analyzes the key issues in the history of federal corrections in the United States: the origins and development of the first federal prisons; the role of women in federal corrections; the evolution of inmate rights; inmate classification and rehabilitation programs; prison administration and executive management; and the famous super-maximum security penitentiaries at Alcatraz and Marion. The book also includes a roundtable discussion of the Bureau of Prison's rehabilitation programs, prisons' viability as vehicles to help their inmates, and the possible benefits of greater community involvement.

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Introduction by John W Roberts
At the Mercy of the States by Paul W Keve

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\John Roberts is the Historian and Archivist for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Norval Morris is Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and Criminology and a former Dean at the University of Chicago Law School.

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