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Texas Prisons: The Walls Came Tumbling Down

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In this history of Texas prison reform, the authors note that for many years prison inmates were considered "slaves of the state," a situation that had been somewhat ameliorated by the 1960s, although the system remained brutal and repressive. Most controversial were overcrowded conditions and the use of trusties to enforce discipline. In 1967 prisoner-advocacy lawyers bec ...more
Hardcover, 289 pages
Published December 1st 1987 by Texas Monthly Press
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