Prisons and Prison Life: Costs and Consequences

Prisons and Prison Life: Costs and Consequences

by Joycelyn M. Pollock
     
 
This supplemental text for corrections courses or an upper-level penology class, could also be used for a class in social problems, of which the US dependence on prisons has become one, says Pollock (Texas State U.-San Marcos). She takes a stronger advocacy tone than is usual in academic books, because she finds the evidence overwhelming that prisons are harmful to

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This supplemental text for corrections courses or an upper-level penology class, could also be used for a class in social problems, of which the US dependence on prisons has become one, says Pollock (Texas State U.-San Marcos). She takes a stronger advocacy tone than is usual in academic books, because she finds the evidence overwhelming that prisons are harmful to those who live and work within them. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"This is my preferred text. It is well written and provides interesting examples that highlight the prison experience."—Dawna Komorosky, California State University, East Bay

"This book stands out for its excellent treatment of inmate rights and the incarceration of women. Its concrete, accessible materials help students connect their own experiences and those of people working and living in prisons."—Jody Sundt, Portland State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931719094
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Pages:
306

Meet the Author

Joycelyn M. Pollock is Professor of Criminal Justice at Texas State University-San Marcos.

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