Prison Reform

Background Information

More books and videos on prison reform can be found using the Library's catalog.

Are Prisons Any Better? Twenty Years of Correctional Reform HV 9456. A 74 1990
American Penology: A History of Control HV 9466. B 55 2000
Dictionary of Law Enforcement Online only
Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement REF HV 7921. E 53 2005
Hard Time: Understanding and Reforming the Prison HV 9471. J 64 2002
Maconochie's Gentlemen: The Story of Norfolk Island & the Roots of Modern Prison Reform HV 8950. N 84 M 335 2002
Working for Justice: A Handbook of Prison Education and Activism Online only

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
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Legal Collection
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Prison Town Resources
This PBS website contains links to online information about the prison system and prison reform.