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NCJ Number: 35384 Find in a Library
Title: CAGED - EIGHT PRISONERS AND THEIR KEEPERS
Author(s): B H BAGDIKIAN
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 465
Sponsoring Agency: Harper and Row
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Harper and Row
10 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS BOOK DESCRIBES THE EVENTS THAT LED UP TO AND TOOK PLACE DURING THE INMATE STRIKE THAT OCCURRED AT THE LEWISBURG (PA) FEDERAL PENITENTIARY IN 1972.
Abstract: DETAILED CASE STUDIES OF THE LIVES OF THE EIGHT PRISONERS WHO WERE ELECTED BY THE OTHER INMATES TO REPRESENT THEM IN THE STRIKE ARE PRESENTED. THE STRIKE ITSELF IS GIVEN EXTENSIVE TREATMENT. A CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF PRISON CONDITIONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE STRIKE IS CENTRAL TO THE BOOK. MUCH OF THE INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH THE EIGHT INMATES.
Index Term(s): Case studies; Critiques; Effects of imprisonment; Facility conditions; Federal correctional facilities; Inmates; Pennsylvania; Prison disorders; Strikes
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