The American Prison: Imagining a Different Future

The American Prison: Imagining a Different Future

by Francis T. Cullen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1452241368

ISBN-13: 9781452241364

Pub. Date: 04/23/2013

Publisher: SAGE Publications

For the first time in four decades, prison populations are declining and politicians have reached the consensus that mass imprisonment is no longer sustainable. At this unique moment in the history of corrections, the opportunity has emerged to discuss in meaningful ways how best to shape efforts to control crime and to intervene effectively with offenders. The

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For the first time in four decades, prison populations are declining and politicians have reached the consensus that mass imprisonment is no longer sustainable. At this unique moment in the history of corrections, the opportunity has emerged to discuss in meaningful ways how best to shape efforts to control crime and to intervene effectively with offenders. The American Prison: Imagining a Different Future, by Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl, Lero Johnson, and Mary K. Stohr, pulls together established correctional scholars to imagine what this prison future might entail. Each scholar uses his or her expertise to craft—in an accessible way for students to read—a blueprint for how to create a new penology along a particular theme. For example, one contributor writes about how to use existing research expertise to create a prison that is therapeutic and another provides insight on how to create a "feminist" prison. In the final chapter the editors pull together the "lessons learned" in a cohesive, comprehensive essay.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452241364
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/23/2013
Pages:
285
Sales rank:
532,263
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Therapeutic Prison - Paula Smith and Myrinda Schweitzer
Chapter 2. The Restorative Prison - Lois Presser
Chapter 3. The Faith-Based Prison - Byron R. Johnson
Chapter 4. The Virtuous Prison - Francis T. Cullen, Jody L. Sundt and John F. Wozniak
Chapter 5. The Feminist Prison - Kristi Holsinger
Chapter 6. The Racially Just Prison - Craig Hemmens and Mary K. Stohr
Chapter 7. The Safe Prison - Benjamin Steiner and Benjamin Meade
Chapter 8. The Healthy Prison - Roberto Hugh Potter and Jeffrey W. Rosky
Chapter 9. The Private Prison - Kevin A. Wright
Chapter 10. The Green Prison - Mary K. Stohr and John F. Wozniak
Chapter 11. The Small Prison - Cheryl Lero Jonson, John E. Eck and Francis T. Cullen
Chapter 12. The Accountable Prison - Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson and John E. Eck
Chapter 13. Lessons Learned - Mary K. Stohr, Cheryl Lero Jonson and Francis T. Cullen

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