Prisons and Prison Life: Costs and Consequences

Paperback | July 27, 2012

byJoycelyn M. Pollock

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Prisons and Prison Life: Costs and Consequences, Second Edition, investigates and analyzes prisons - and the often undocumented costs of imprisonment for all involved. Beginning with a short history of imprisonment in the U.S., the text covers all aspects of prison life, including a description of life in prison from the point of view of both inmates and officers, inmate rights, women's prisons, prison programs, and re-entry. Rich pedagogical features helpstudents absorb information, while end-of-chapter review questions stimulate lively class discussions. Quotations from inmates allow students to personalize the issues.Offering a lucid, critical, yet balanced look at American prison life, this volume is ideal for courses on prisons and corrections.

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Prisons and Prison Life: Costs and Consequences, Second Edition, investigates and analyzes prisons - and the often undocumented costs of imprisonment for all involved. Beginning with a short history of imprisonment in the U.S., the text covers all aspects of prison life, including a description of life in prison from the point of view ...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:July 27, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgments1. Prisons: Then and Now1. The Purpose and Function of Prisons2. The Philadelphia and Auburn Models3. 1900-1950s4. 1960-1980sNew ExpectationsRacial PoliticsDrugsYoung OffendersThe Death of the Rehabilitative Era5. 1980-Today6. Prisons and Politics7. Conclusion2. Explaining Incarceration1. The Rise of Imprisonment2. The United States Compared to the World3. Comparing States' Rates of Incarceration4. Incarceration and Race/Ethnicity5. Explaining the IncreaseCrimeSentencing ChangesIncreased "Punitiveness"Increased Parole RevocationsThe "War on Drugs"The Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally IllThe Privatization of Prisons6. Reversing the Trend7. Conclusion3. The New Bastille1. The Number and Types of Prisons2. Federal and State SystemsState Prisons3. Overcrowding4. The Super-Max5. Private PrisonsProponents and Opponents of PrivatizationCorrections Corporation of America and Geo GroupEvaluations of Private PrisonsInterstate Transfer6. Conclusion4. Prisoners1. The Demographics of PrisonersRaceAgeMedical/Physical CharacteristicsEducation and Employment HistoriesFamily2. Prisoners: Yesterday and Today3. Special PopulationsMentally IllMentally HandicappedDrug Dependent Offenders4. Classification5. Medical Services6. Conclusion5. Rehabilitation Revisited1. The Legacy of the Rehabilitative Era2. What Is Treatment?Recreation3. Education, Vocational Training, and IndustryEducationVocational Training and Industry4. Drug TreatmentEvaluating Drug Treatment5. Rehabilitative Programs and the Will to ChangeEvaluationsThe Will to Change6. Evidence-Based Corrections7. Conclusion6. Living in Prison1. Prisoner Subculture Research2. Elements of the SubculturePrison ArgotInmate CodeThe Black Market3. Race and Gangs4. Prison ViolenceCorrelates of ViolenceEconomic ViolenceSexual ViolenceRiots and Collective ViolenceChanges in Prison Violence5. Coping in the Prison World6. Conclusion7. Prisons for Women1. Increasing Numbers2. History of Women's Prisons3. Gendered Pathways and Gendered ProgrammingPathways ResearchVictimizationDrugsImportance of RelationshipsPathways and ClassificationGender-Specific Programming4. Living in PrisonViolence5. Sexual Relationships and Sexual ViolenceSexual Victimization by Staff Members6. Mothers in Prison7. Conclusions8. Prisoners' Rights1. Causes of Action and Sources of Rights2. First AmendmentFreedom of ReligionFreedom of Speech and PressRights of Association3. Fourth Amendment4. Eighth AmendmentMedical Care and RehabilitationExcessive Use of Force/Other PunishmentsTotality of Circumstances5. Fourteenth AmendmentAccess to CourtsDisciplinary ProceedingsOther Deprivations6. Conclusion9. Correctional Staff and Administration1. Correctional OfficersThe Changing Role of the GuardCorrectional Officers Today"Structured Conflict"The Officer SubcultureStressThe Human Service Officer2. Violence3. Managing the PrisonUnionizationCivil Service and Workforce DiversityCross-Sex Supervision and Sexual MisconductCorruption and Unethical Practices4. Conclusions10. Release, Reentry, and the Future of Prisons1. Reentry and Recidivism2. Parole3. Civil Liberties4. Barriers to Success5. Envisioning the Perfect PrisonThe Importance of Justice6. Cutting Back on PrisonThe Prison Industrial Complex7. ConclusionTable of CasesBibliography