Indians in Prison

Indians in Prison

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Penologists, social services administra-tors, and students of criminal justice as well as of Indian studies will welcome this groundbreaking study, the product of close observation of and direct involvement on behalf of Indians in the Nebraska state penal system. Opening with a group profile, it discusses in detail the special concerns of that population: cultural and spiritual activities (Indians incarcerated in Nebraska were among the first to seek court permission to practice their religion behind bars), the seriously underestimated rates of alcoholism and drug addiction and the need for culturally appropriate treatment, and high rates of recidivism and their effect on parole. The final chapters present comparative data on Indians incarcerated in other states and offer recommendations for dealing with recurrent problems. Indians in Prison is particularly timely for its focus on how the social environments of Indian youth contribute to their delinquency and substance abuse and how Indians in prison perceive rehabilitation strategies, parole, and the law.AcOne final area of employment is actually part of the educational system, and that is food service, a training program run by ... training programs a€” whether in cooking or in welding a€” receive certification upon completion of fifty-five credit hoursanbsp;...

Title:Indians in Prison
Author:Elizabeth S. Grobsmith
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 1994


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