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By Carl Sifakis

This reference covers the total gamut of the yank penal procedure. From the early Pennsylvania and Auburn types, either one of which drove many prisoners mad, to restricted modern efforts to denationalise prisons, this consultant covers the complete historical past of prisons in the US. Entries contain very important figures similar to well-known and notorious wardens, extraordinary prisoners, prisons, escapes, felony riots, fires, legal society, convict labour, scandals and triumphs, reformers and terminology. It additionally covers key social concerns attached to prisons equivalent to overcrowding, mistreatment of prisoners, and the price of protecting criminal programmes. topics coated contain: abuse and torture in criminal; David Berkowitz (aka Son of Sam); affliction in legal; Dorothea Dix; capital punishment; juvenile delinquency; mentally ailing inmates; Ed Morell, tortured convict and reformer; punishments and prisons in colonial the United States; and women's prisons.

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