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The American Prison: From The Beginning: A Pictorial History

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  2 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Hardcover, 263 pages
Published December 1st 1983 by Amer Correctional Assn
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Sep 27, 2016 Lissette rated it liked it
While this volume does describe the "modern" facilities of the 1980s, the main focus is the history of American prisons, beginning with Colonial America. The title does not disappoint; this book is filled with large photographs and illustrations to give visuals to each description. I found it interesting to learn about to appalling conditions, and the consequential evolution of the institution. Historical events caused changes to how prisoners were treated/employed, and that in turn caused ...more
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