History of Crime and Punishment: The US Prison System and Prison Life, 1st Edition

  • Duchess Harris
  • Kate Conley
  • Published By: Essential Library
  • ISBN-10: 1532172478
  • ISBN-13: 9781532172472
  • DDC: 365
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This book examines all aspects of prisons in the United States. It discusses the history behind US prisons, what life is like for inmates, and how prisons affect their surrounding communities. Features include a glossary, further readings, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A Culture Shock.
2: The History of American Prisons.
3: Mass Incarceration.
4: Race and Prison.
5: Women in Prison.
6: The First Days in Prison.
7: Jobs and Money.
8: Mind, Body, and Spirit.
9: Leaving Prison.
Essential Facts.
Additional Resources.
Source Notes.
About the Authors.