Rise and Fall of California's Radical Prison Movement / Edition 1

Rise and Fall of California's Radical Prison Movement / Edition 1

by Eric Cummins
     
 

This is a history of the California prison movement from 1950 to 1980, focusing on the San Francisco Bay Area's San Quentin State Prison and highlighting the role that prison reading and writing played in the creation of radical inmate ideology in those years. The book begins with the Caryl Chessman years (1948-60) and closes with the trial of the San Quentin Six… See more details below

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This is a history of the California prison movement from 1950 to 1980, focusing on the San Francisco Bay Area's San Quentin State Prison and highlighting the role that prison reading and writing played in the creation of radical inmate ideology in those years. The book begins with the Caryl Chessman years (1948-60) and closes with the trial of the San Quentin Six (1975-76) and the passage of California's Determinate Sentencing Law (1977).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900804722321
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1994
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320

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