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Addiction and Control
Skorodin, Morton
Prisons are very profitable. There are private prisons nowadays. The people that own them have, as their mission, first and foremost, the making of money. They need as many people as possible in priso...
A poster, brochure, and information on jail chaplaincies and the corrections system.
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Deaths in Custody and Detention: Volume 33, No. 4 (2006) of Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict, and World Order
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A special issue on the investigation of, and inquiry into, deaths in custody and detention (including state hospitals and mental health, police and prison custody, and young offenders' institutions). ...
Going up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation
Hallinan, Joseph T.
On the prisons in America, their unprofitable nature, and their ineffectiveness. Hallinan also explores the workings of mostly-white towns that host prisons of predominately black inmates.
If This Story Needs Fixing, Don't Call Us - Just Call THEM
Bussey, John
The Department of Corrections.
Justice Behind the Walls: Human Rights in Canadian Prisons
Jackson, Michael
An account of the state of justice in Canadian prisons, weaving together the threads of correctional history, penal philosophy, landmark court decisions, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and legisl...
The Oxford History of the Prison: The Practice of Punishment in Western Society
Morris, Norval; Rothman, David J. (eds.)
Thematic chapters explore a variety of aspects and institutions.
Prisons in Canada
Gosselin, Luc
Gosselin provides a political and historical view of the prison system and its inherent contradictions. He argues that the penal system is used by the State to maintain its authority. He remarks on co...

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Inside Halden, the most humane prison in the world
Amelia Gentleman visits Halden, the high-security jail in Norway
Gentleman, Amelia
A look into the flagship prison of Norway, where recidivism after two years is only 20%, and the focus is on rehabilitation rather than punishment.
Law Enforcement & Corrections Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to law enforcement and corrections in the Sources directory for the media.

From the Connexions Archives

Serial Publication (Periodical)
Publication for victim offender ministries.
Bulletin of the Quaker Jails and Justice Committee
Vol. 1 No. 5
Bishop, Elaine; Harkins, Kathy (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Irregularly published newsletter outlining some of the current concerns and activities of the Quaker Committee.
The Journal of Prisoners on Prisons
Periodical profile published 1989
Serial Publication (Periodical)