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The American Prison

The American Prison
Imagining a Different Future

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May 2013 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume is an attempt to be at the forefront of engaging in this conversation about the future of the American prison. Ináthirteen chapters,áthe authorsáask established correctional scholars to imagine what this prison future might entail. Each scholar uses their expertise to craftùin an accessible way for students to readùa blueprint for how to create a new penology along a particular theme. At the bookÆs end, the editors write a comprehensive essay that will pull together the ôlessons learnedö from the preceding chapters.Features and Benefits1. Written by talented corrections scholars, the volume includes 12 different ideas, divided into six parts, on how to improve the American prison.2. The scholarsáhave contributed essays that use correctional research and theory to map out feasible approaches for fashioning a truly humane and effective prison. 3. Each chapter is introduced by the Editors who highlight the chapters importance and relevance to changing today's correctional environment.
Paula Smith and Myrinda Schweitzer
Chapter 1. The Therapeutic Prison
Lois Presser
Chapter 2. The Restorative Prison
Byron R. Johnson
Chapter 3. The Faith-Based Prison
Francis T. Cullen, Jody L. Sundt and John F. Wozniak
Chapter 4. The Virtuous Prison
Kristi Holsinger
Chapter 5. The Feminist Prison
Craig Hemmens and Mary K. Stohr
Chapter 6. The Racially Just Prison
Benjamin Steiner and Benjamin Meade
Chapter 7. The Safe Prison
Roberto Hugh Potter and Jeffrey W. Rosky
Chapter 8. The Healthy Prison
Kevin A. Wright
Chapter 9. The Private Prison
Mary K. Stohr and John F. Wozniak
Chapter 10. The Green Prison
Cheryl Lero Jonson, John E. Eck and Francis T. Cullen
Chapter 11. The Small Prison
Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson and John E. Eck
Chapter 12. The Accountable Prison
Mary K. Stohr, Cheryl Lero Jonson and Francis T. Cullen
Chapter 13. Lessons Learned

The book is great and the information is exactly what I need to teach my students about the American prison system. I love the book!

Mrs Monekka Munroe
Sociology Crim Justice Dept, Florida A & M Univ
August 17, 2014

Multiple perspectives on the issue of Prison Reform. This text presents learners with a varieties of perspectives attempting to engage the burgeoning prison crisis in the United States.

Mr Elias Ortega-Aponte
Graduate Division of Religion, Drew University
October 15, 2013

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