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NCJ Number: 159089 Find in a Library
Title: This is the Prison We Have (But Do Not Want)!
Journal: Derecho Penal y Criminologia  Volume:13  Issue:45  Dated:(September/December 1991)  Pages:131-141
Author(s): R Bergalli
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 11
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Format: Article
Language: Spanish
Country: Colombia
Annotation: It is suggested that the judicial system of Spain needs to take into account the rights of inmates and to link what happens in the prisons to the democratic process of society.
Abstract: The general European attitudes toward prisons is outlined, and the particularly inhumane, corrupting prison system in Catalunya is detailed. Particular prison problems are described. To legislate, to judge, and to defend are quite different than to be actually imprisoned, suggesting that those working with inmates need to experience the latter more to better understand and remedy it. 19 references
Main Term(s): Foreign correctional facilities
Index Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries; Corrections standards; Prisoner's rights; Spain
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