Hard Time Understanding and Reforming the Prison

ISBN-10: 0534507174
ISBN-13: 9780534507176
Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)
Authors: Robert Johnson
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Book details

List price: $94.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/7/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

A seminal work, this is a unique text in that it provides personal accounts from prisoners telling what it is really like to live in prison as well as historical and contextual information. It is the personal stories, which provide a realistic and poignant look at what life is like as a prisoner, that are the strength of this book.

Foreword
Preface
The Enduring Pains of Imprisonment
The Roots of Imprisonment
A Predilection for Prisons
The Case for Decent Prisons
Prison America
Prison as a Natural Means of Punishment
Prison as a Natural Means of Quarantine
The Plague and the Penitentiary
Notes
References
Modern Prisons in Historical Context
Penitentiaries
The Big House
The Correctional Institution
Notes
References
The Pains of Modern Imprisonment
The Civilization of Punishment
Civilized Prisons: Pain Delimited
Notes
References
Living and Working in Prison
Mature Coping: The Challenge of Adjustment in Contemporary Prisons
Mature Coping
Prison Adjustment and Personal Reform: Reconciling Public and Private Cultures
General Dynamics of Adjustment
Notes
References
Prowling the Yard: The Public Culture of the Prison
The Male Convict Culture of Violence
Prison Violence and the State-Raised Convict
The Pathos of Prison Violence
A Note on the Convict World of Women's Prisons
Notes
References
Living in Prison: The Private Culture of the Prison
Living in Prison
The Ecology of Prison Survival
A Day in the Life
Prison Life on One's Own Terms: Challenges and Solutions
More than Survival
Notes
References
To have and to Hold: The Prison Officer's Public (Custodial) Agenda
The Prison Guard as Hack
Alienation and Its Consequences
Custodial Violence in Perspective
Notes
References
To Protect and to Serve: The Prison Officer's Private (Correctional) Agenda
Correctional Authority: A Matter of Human Service
The Correctional Officer at Work
Human Service in Perspective
Notes
References
Prison Reform
Better Living in the Prison Community: Prison Ecology and Prison Reform
Prison Ecology and Prison Reform
Notes
References
Better Living in the Free Community: Prison Programs and the Cultivation of Coping Competence
Collaborative Training
Coping: Innovative and Promising Programs
Collaborative Training and Contractual Programs
Prisoner as Consumer of Program Services
Getting Out and Staying Out: Transition Support
Nurturing Hope and Reforming Criminals
Reconciliation
Notes
References

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