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NCJ Number: 68996 Find in a Library
Title: PRISON REFORMER - PART ONE
Corporate Author: American Lutheran Church
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Sponsoring Agency: American Lutheran Church
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Correctional Service of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: CASSETTE 158
Sale Source: Correctional Service of Minnesota
1427 Washington Avenue, South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A FORMER SUPERINTENDENT OF THE ARKANSAS CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM DESCRIBES TTHE CONDITIONS IN THE FACILITIES BEFORE HIS ATTEMPTS AT REFORM IN 1967.
Abstract: THE CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM WAS UNIQUE IN THAT THE FACILITIES WERE ENTIRELY SELF-SUFFICIENT. THE INMATES WERE FORCED TO WORK FROM DAWN TO DUSK THROUGH THE YEAR WITHOUT PAY AND WERE LEASED OUT TO CONTRACTORS FOR ROAD AND FARM WORK. NO SPECIAL WORKING CLOTHING, SUCH AS GLOVES, BOOTS, OR COATS, WAS PROVIDED, AND UNDERFED INMATES OFTEN SOUGHT THEIR OWN FOOD IN THE FIELDS. NONPERFORMERS WERE BEATEN WITH WHIPS AND TORTURED OR MURDERED. FURTHERMORE, BETWEEN 100 AND 200 INMATES, SOME AS YOUNG AS 14 YEARS OLD, WERE HOUSED IN EACH BARRACKS-STYLE BUILDING; INDIVIDUAL CELLS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. ALL OF THE GUARDS WERE INMATES, AND HALF OF THESE HAD BEEN COMMITTED FOR HOMICIDE. EXAMPLES OF CORRUPT PUBLIC OFFICIALS PROFITING FROM THE LABORS OF THE INMATES ARE NARRATED. THE AUDIO CASSETTE TAPE WAS PREPARED FOR A RADIO SERIES AND IS INTENDED FOR A GENERAL AUDIENCE. NO SUPPORTING MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED. THE SECOND AND THIRD PARTS ARE AVAILABLE UNDER NCJ 68997-98.
Index Term(s): Arkansas; Correctional facilities; Correctional reform; Tape recordings
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. SEE NCJ-68997 FOR PART 2 AND NCJ-68998 FOR PART 3
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