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NCJ Number: 155208 Find in a Library
Title: With the Power of Justice in Our Eyes: A Handbook for Educators and Activists on the Crisis in Prisons
Editor(s): E Rosenblatt
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 323
Sponsoring Agency: Prison Activist Resource Ctr
Berkeley, CA 94703
Sale Source: Prison Activist Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 3201
Berkeley, CA 94703
United States of America
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook is intended to be a useful resource for inmate support and prison reform activists with respect to such issues as AIDS in correctional facilities, female inmates, capital punishment, and control unit prisons.
Abstract: The first section of the handbook overviews the crisis in prisons by considering economic aspects of the prison system, the role of prisons in a capitalist society, the criminalization of poverty, and prison conditions. The second section views AIDS in prison as a public health crisis and emphasizes the importance of appropriate medical treatment for inmates who have AIDS. The third section looks at women in prison by considering prison conditions faced by female inmates, battered women, and social control. The fourth section argues against the death penalty, the fifth section discusses political prisoners and prisoners of war, and the sixth section notes that control unit prisons are unfortunately increasing. Appendixes contain suggestions for correctional reform, examples of recent prison-related activism, and a resource guide.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; Capital punishment; Correctional reform; Female inmates; Prison conditions; Social control
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