Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities, Volumes 1-2

October 30, 2020
Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities, Volumes 1-2

The two-volume Encyclopedia of Prisons and CorrectionalFacilities aims to provide a critical overview of penalinstitutions within a historical and contemporary framework. TheUnited States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, afact that has caused lawmakers, advocates, and legal professionalsto rethink punishment policies as well as develop new policies onprisoner education and rehabilitation.Issues of race, gender, and class are fully integratedthroughout in order to demonstrate the complexity of theimplementation and intended results of incarceration. TheEncyclopedia contains biographies, articles describingimportant legal statutes, and detailed and authoritativedescriptions of the major prisons in the United States. Comparativedata and examples are employed to analyze the American systemwithin an international context. The Encyclopedia's 400entries are all written by recognized authorities. The appendixcontains a comprehensive listing of every federal prison in theU.S., complete with facility details and service information.https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/encyclopedia-of-prisons-and-correctional-facilities/book225591