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Author: Suzanne M. Kirchoff
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: growth, prison, impacts, economic
Number of Pages: 39
Published: 2010-08
ISBN-10: 1437932320
ISBN-13: 9781437932324

The U.S. corrections system (CS) has gone through an unprecedented expansion during the last few decades. At the end of 2008, 2.3 million adults were in state, local, or fed. custody, with another 5.1 million on probation or parole. Of that total, 9% were in fed. custody. Globally, the U.S. has 5% of the worldżs population but 25% of its prisoners. Contents of this report: (1) CS Sector; (2) U.S. CS; (3) Incarceration Trends; (4) Prison Employment: Unions; (5) Prison Construction; Rural Prisons; Cost and Overcrowding; Financing; (6) Private Sector: Private Prison Co.; The Private Prison Indus

Author: Lars Møller
Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe
Keywords: health, prison, essentials, guide, prisons
Number of Pages: 198
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 9289072806
ISBN-13: 9789289072809

Based on the experience of many countries in the WHO European Region and the advice of experts, this guide outlines some of the steps prison systems should take to reduce the public health risks from compulsory detention in often unhealthy situations, to care for prisoners in need and to promote the health of prisoners and prison staff. This requires that everyone working in prisons understand how imprisonment affects health, what prisoners " health needs are, and how evidence-based health services can be provided for everyone needing treatment, care and prevention in prison. Other essential e

Author: Lindsay M. Hayes
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: prevention, guide, overview, suicide, prison
Number of Pages: 121
Published: 1995-12
ISBN-10: 0788132326
ISBN-13: 9780788132322

Until recently, it has been assumed that suicide, although a problem for jail inmates as they face the initial crisis of incarceration, is not a significant problem for inmates who advance to prison to serve out their sentences. This monograph was produced to fill a critical void in the knowledge base about prison suicide. In addition to a through review of the literature and of national and state standards for prevention, it offers the most recent national data on the incidence and rate of prison suicide, effective prevention programs, and discussion of liability issues. References, appendice

Author: John Craven
Publisher: Applewood Books
Keywords: davis, jefferson, life, prison
Number of Pages: 382
Published: 2008-10-01
ISBN-10: 1429015268
ISBN-13: 9781429015264

The Prison Life of Jefferson Davis is John Craven's absorbing first-person account of Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, imprisonment after the Civil War. Davis, accused of treason, the plot to assassinate President Lincoln, and the horrors of Andersonville Prison, spent two years in prison after General Robert E. Lee surrendered to the North to General Ulysses S. Grant. Craven served as personal physician to President Davis for seven months of his imprisonment and has recorded his experiences in this captivating story.

Author: Barbara Esposito
Publisher: Abolish Prison Slavery
Keywords: slavery, prison
Number of Pages: 225
Published: 1982
ISBN-10: 0910007004
ISBN-13: 9780910007009

Author: Human Rights Watch (Organization)
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Keywords: indonesia, conditions, prison
Number of Pages: 88
Published: 1990-08
ISBN-10: 0929692675
ISBN-13: 9780929692678

Punishment. Prison staff. Activities and work programs. Contacts.

Author: Pieter Spierenburg
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: modern, europe, inmates, institutions, experience, disciplinary, prison
Number of Pages: 363
Published: 2007-08-15
ISBN-10: 9053569898
ISBN-13: 9789053569894

Though the prison is central to the penal system of most modern nations, many believe that imprisonment did not become a major judicial sanction until the nineteenth century. In this readable history, Pieter Spierenburg traces the evolution of the prison during the early modern period and illustrates the important role it has played as both disciplinary institution and penal option from the late sixteenth century onward.  Placing particular emphasis on the prisons of the Netherlands, Germany, and France, The Prison Experience examines not only the long-term nature of prisons and the historica
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