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NCJ Number: 42507 Find in a Library
Title: UNIONIZING AMERICA'S PRISONS - ARBITRATION AND STATE-USE
Journal: INDIANA LAW JOURNAL  Volume:48  Issue:3  Dated:(SPRING 1973)  Pages:493-502
Author(s): S M SINGLETON
Corporate Author: Indiana University
School of Law
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47401
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE EXPLORES THE PROSPECTS AND RAMIFICATIONS OF UNIONIZED PRISON LABOR.
Abstract: ATTEMPTS TO ORGANIZE PRISONERS ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY COMMONPLACE. IN NUMEROUS STATES THERE EITHER ALREADY ARE PRISONER UNIONS, OR EFFORTS ARE UNDERWAY TO FORM THEM. THUS, PRISON OFFICIALS, JUDGES, AND STATE AGENCIES ARE GOING TO BE CONFRONTED FREQUENTLY WITH THE PROBLEM OF HOW TO DEAL WITH THE PRISONER LABOR UNION. IN RESOLVING THIS PROBLEM, THE DIFFICULTIES OF APPLYING THE LABOR UNION CONCEPT TO THE PRISON, ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE NEED FOR A WHOLESALE RESTRUCTURING OF THE PRISON ECONOMIC SYSTEM, SHOULD NOT OVERRIDE THE BENEFITS THAT RECOGNITION WILL BRING TO THE PRISON, THE PRISONER, AND SOCIETY AS A WHOLE.(AUTHOR ABSTRACT)....BDS
Index Term(s): Inmate grievances; Inmates; Prisoner's rights; Unions
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