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Title:
Excellent effect : the Edna Mahan story
Author:
Hawkes, Mary Q.
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Publication Information:
Laurel, MD : American Correctional Association, [1994]

©1994
Physical Description:
xiv, 243 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781569910078
Format :
Book

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This is the remarkable story of one of the most influential female corrections superintendents in U.S history--her commitment to, understanding of and work with female offenders, and her efforts to advance women who work in corrections. Edna Mahan served as the superintendent of New Jersey's Reformatory for Women for 40 years (1928-1968) and led the nation in experimenting with innovative approaches to offender rehabilitation. This book reveals the workings of a unique institution, its inmates, and several women in corrections during this era.