Prisons And Prison Life: Costs And Consquences

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Prisons and Prison Life: Costs and Consquences

Prisons and Prison Life investigates and analyzes prisons--and the often undocumented costs of imprisonment for all involved. Beginning with a short history of imprisonment in the U.S., the text covers all aspects of prison life, including profiles of prisoners, a description of life in prison, women's prisons, correctional officers, management issues, and re-entry. The use of first-person quotations further enriches the discussion and personalizes the issues. Topical issues such as private prisons, supermax prisons, and AIDS are also discussed.

Coverage includes:

* A detailed and comprehensive discussion of the history of imprisonment rates and its impact on other areas of government spending
* A chapter on the "drug war" and how it has contributed to the explosive growth of prisons and affected the subcultures within them
* A chapter on the emerging problem of re-entry and how we must be prepared to accept back into society thousands of offenders who were given long sentences in the early 1980s
* A discussion of how women's prisons are different from men's and the unique management issues associated with prisons for women
* A detailed chapter on prisoner rights and the Prisoner Litigation Reform Act
* Review questions to stimulate class discussion or for testing purposes

Specifications of Prisons and Prison Life: Costs and Consquences

AuthorJoycelyn M. Pollock
PublisherOxford University Press
Number Of Pages306
Publication Date2004-01-01
Height5.9 inch.
Length8.9 inch.
Width0.8 inch.
Weight0.8 pounds.

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