About the Book
A vivid look at the end of the line in the American legal system, where the rule of law gives way to the "correctional process." "Prisons: Houses of Darkness" reveals the astonishing lawlessness by which sentencing judges, prison authorities, and parole boards actually operate. It provides an eye-opening history of prisons and an overview of daily prison routine from Attica to Soledad-- much of it related in the inmates' own words-- which shatters the myth of rehabilitation and exposes the injustices of prison life. This is an urgent call for reform, a powerful case for applying the rule of law to the American way of punishment.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780029234204
Publisher: Free Press
Publisher Imprint: Free Press
Depth: 19
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 15 mm
Weight: 277 gr
ISBN-10: 0029234204
Publisher Date: 01 Jan 1978
Binding: Paperback
Height: 208 mm
No of Pages: 252
Series Title: English
Sub Title: Houses of Darkness
Width: 136 mm
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