Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Connecticut)]
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412925355
  • ISBN-13: 9781412925358
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1334 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released June 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Overview

The two-volume Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities, originally published in print format in 2004, aims to provide a critical overview of penal institutions within a historical and contemporary framework. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world; a fact that has caused lawmakers, advocates, and legal professionals to rethink punishment policies as well as develop new policies on prisoner education and rehabilitation.

Issues of race, gender, and class are fully integrated throughout in order to demonstrate the complexity of the implementation and intended results of incarceration. The encyclopedia also contains biographies, articles describing important legal statutes, as well as detailed and authoritative descriptions of the major prisons in the United States. Comparative data and examples are employed to analyze the American system within an international context. The encyclopedia's 400 entries are all signed and written by recognized authorities. An appendix containing a comprehensive listing of every federal prison in the U.S. is included.

Topics covered include:

  • Juvenile Justice
  • Labor
  • Prison Architecture
  • Prison Populations
  • Prison Reform
  • Privatization
  • Race, Gender, Class
  • Security and Classification
  • Sentencing Policy and Laws
  • Staff
  • Theories of Punishment Treatment Programs

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Reviews

"This set is highly recommended for both public and academic libraries, particularly those supporting programs in criminal justice, political science and governmental affairs." --Lawrence Looks at Books, October 2005

— Lawrence Looks at Books

Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
List of Sidebars.
List of Contributors.
Chronology.
Introduction.
Acknowledgments.
About the Editor.
1: Abbott, Jack Henry (1944–2002).
2: Abolition.
3: Accreditation.
4: Activism.
5: Actuarial Justice.
6: Adult Basic Education.
7: ADX (Administrative Maximum): Florence.
8: African American Prisoners.
9: Alcatraz.
10: Alcohol Treatment Programs.
11: Alcoholics Anonymous.
12: Alderson, Federal Prison Camp.
13: American Civil Liberties Union.
14: American Correctional Association.
15: Angola Penitentiary.
16: Argot.
17: Art Programs.
18: Aryan Brotherhood.
19: Aryan Nations.
20: Ashurst-Sumners Act 1935.
21: Asian American Prisoners.
22: Attica Brothers Legal Defense Fund.
23: Attica Correctional Facility.
24: Auburn Correctional Facility.
25: Auburn System.
26: Australia.
27: Bates, Sanford (1884–1972).
28: Beccaria, Cesare (1738–1794).
29: Bedford Hills Correctional Facility.
30: Bennett, James V. (1894–1978).
31: Bentham, Jeremy (1748–1832).
32: Bisexual Prisoners.
33: Black Panther Party.
34: Bloods.
35: Boot Camp.
36: Bridewell Prison and Workhouse.
37: Brockway, Zebulon Reed (1827–1920).
38: Bureau of Justice Statistics.
39: Campus Style.
40: Canada.
41: Capital Punishment.
42: Celebrities in Prison.
43: Cell Search.
44: Chain Gangs.
45: Chaplains.
46: Chesney-Lind, Meda (1947– ).
47: Child Savers.
48: Children.
49: Children's Visits.
50: Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants.
51: Civil Commitment of Sexual Predators.
52: Classification.
53: Clemency.
54: Clemmer, Donald.
55: Co-Correctional Facilities.
56: College Courses in Prison.
57: Commissary.
58: Community Corrections Centers.
59: Compassionate Release.
60: Conjugal Visits.
61: Constitutive Penology.
62: Consular Visits.
63: Contact Visits.
64: Contraband.
65: Contract Facilities.
66: Contract Ministers.
67: Control Unit.
68: Convict Criminology.
69: Convict Lease System.
70: Cook County, Illinois.
71: Corcoran, California State Prison.
72: Corporal Punishment.
73: Correctional Officer Pay.
74: Correctional Officer Unions.
75: Correctional Officers.
76: Corrections Corporation of America.
77: Cottage System.
78: Creative Writing Programs.
79: Crime, Shame, and Reintegration.
80: Crips.
81: Critical Resistance.
82: Cuban Detainees.
83: Davis, Angela Y. (1944– ).
84: Davis, Katharine Bement (1860–1935).
85: Death Row.
86: Deathwatch.
87: Dental Care.
88: Deprivation.
89: Detained Youth and Committed Youth.
90: Determinate Sentencing.
91: Deterrence Theory.
92: Diiulio, John J., Jr. (1959– ).
93: Disabled Prisoners.
94: Disciplinary Segregation.
95: Discipline System.
96: District of Columbia Corrections System.
97: Dix, Dorothea Lynde (1802–1887).
98: Doctors.
99: Donaldson, Stephen (1946–1996).
100: Dothard v. Rawlinson.
101: Draft Resistors.
102: Drama Programs.
103: Drug Offenders.
104: Drug Treatment Programs.
105: Eastern State Penitentiary.
106: Education.
107: Eighth Amendment.
108: Elderly Prisoners.
109: Electronic Monitoring.
110: Elmira Reformatory.
111: Enemy Combatants.
112: England and Wales.
113: English as a Second Language.
114: Escapes.
115: Estelle v. Gamble.
116: Faith-Based Initiatives.
117: Families Against Mandatory Minimums.
118: Fathers in Prison.
119: Federal Prison System.
120: Felon Disenfranchisement.
121: Fine.
122: First Amendment.
123: Flogging.
124: Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley (1890–1964).
125: Food.
126: Foreign Nationals.
127: Foster Care.
128: Foucault, Michel (1926–1984).
129: Fourteenth Amendment.
130: Fourth Amendment.
131: Framingham, MCI (Massachusetts Correctional Institution).
132: Freedom of Information Act 1966.
133: Fry, Elizabeth (1780–1845).
134: Furlough.
135: Furman v. Georgia.
136: Gangs.
137: Garland, David (1955– ).
138: Gault, Gerald (Gerry) (1949– ).
139: General Educational Development (GED) Exam and General Equivalency Diploma.
140: Giallombardo, Rose (1925–1993).
141: Gilmore, Gary (1940–1977).
142: Good Time Credit.
143: Gotti, John (1940–2002).
144: Governance.
145: Group Homes.
146: Group Therapy.
147: Gynecology.
148: Habeas Corpus.
149: Hard Labor.
150: Harris, Mary Belle (1874–1957).
151: Hawes-Cooper Act 1929.
152: Hawk Sawyer, Kathleen.
153: Health Care.
154: High-Rise Prisons.
155: Hip Hop.
156: Hispanic/Latino(A) Prisoners.
157: History of Correctional Officers.
158: History of Prisons.
159: History of Religion in Prison.
160: History of Women's Prisons.
161: HIV/AIDS.
162: Home Arrest.
163: Homosexual Prisoners.
164: Homosexual Relationships.
165: Hooch.
166: Hospice.
167: Howard, John (1726–1790).
168: Huntsville Penitentiary.
169: Immigrants/Undocumented Aliens.
170: Importation.
171: Incapacitation Theory.
172: Increase in Prison Population.
173: Indeterminate Sentencing.
174: Individual Therapy.
175: Inmate Code.
176: Inmate Volunteers.
177: INS Detention Facilities.
178: Intermediate Sanctions.
179: Irish (or Crofton) System.
180: Irwin, John (1929– ).
181: Islam in Prison.
182: Jackson, George (1941–1971).
183: Jailhouse Lawyers.
184: Jails.
185: Judaism in Prison.
186: Just Deserts Theory.