The two-volume Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities aims to provide a critical overview of penal institutions within a historical and contemporary framework. Issues of race, gender, and class are fully integrated throughout in order to demonstrate the complexity of the implementation and intended results of incarceration. The Encyclopedia contains biographies, articles describing important legal statutes, and detailed and authoritative descriptions of the major prisons in the United States. Comparative data and examples are employed to analyze the American system within an international context. The Encyclopedia's 400 entries are written by recognized authorities. The appendix contains a comprehensive listing of every federal prison in the U.S., complete with facility details and service information.When states ultimately abolished the convict lease system, they frequently acquired prison farms, where convicts, ... of the nationa#39;s prison inmates currently work in gangs on prison farms and plantations in states such as Texas, Louisiana , and Arkansas. ... Wages from their labor enable them to send money to their familiesanbsp;...
|Title||:||Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities|
|Publisher||:||SAGE Publications - 2004-12-15|