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NCJ Number: 179469 Find in a Library
Title: Inside American Prisons and Jails
Author(s): George E. Rush Ph.D.
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 208
Sponsoring Agency: Copperhouse @ Atomic Dog Publishing
Cincinnati, OH 45210
Publication Number: ISBN 0-942728-79-3
Sale Source: Copperhouse @ Atomic Dog Publishing
1203 Main Street, Third Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45210
United States of America
Type: Reference Material
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume describes the history and contemporary nature of prisons and jails and provides profiles of the correctional systems and adult correctional institutions of each State.
Abstract: The text is intended to serve as a reference source for criminology and criminal justice students, persons aspiring to enter the occupation of corrections, practitioners, and those with an interest in the topic. The introduction describes the correctional reforms that grew out of the 18th century Enlightenment and notes that prisons as they are now known in the United States and Europe had their beginning in the eastern United States in the early 19th century. They were intended to emphasize reform instead of punishment and to correct the poor conditions and inmate idleness that characterized local jails. The text continues with a description of contemporary prisons and jails and a discussion of the increasing acceptance of podular direct supervision jails, which are often called new generation jails. The profile for each State lists the address of the State Department of Corrections; the name, location, opening date, capacity, average daily population, security level, and main purpose of each adult correctional institution; and the numbers of juvenile and community-based correctional facilities. Military facilities and Federal prison construction are also discussed. Figures and tables
Main Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult)
Index Term(s): Correctional facilities; Correctional institutions (juvenile); Corrections management; Cross-cultural theories; Inmate attitudes; Jail management; Prison conditions; Punishment; State correctional facilities
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