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Title:
Prisons : houses of darkness
Author:
Orland, Leonard.
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Publication Information:
New York : Free Press, [1975]

[©1975]
Physical Description:
xv, 224 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780029234303
Format :
Book

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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. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.