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  • Published: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Description: 230 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780737744606 (hardcover)
  • 073774460X (hardcover)
  • 9780737744613 (pbk.)
  • 0737744618 (pbk.)

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Are too many people being sent to prison? Prisons neither deter crime nor rehabilitate criminals / Claire Gordon ; Laws mandating longer prison sentences do not reduce crime / Steve Fennessy ; The prison system fails to turn criminals back into citizens / Jennifer Gonnerman ; Prison expansion is not cost-effective / Michael Jacobson ; A high risk of punishment reduces crime / George Will ; Long sentences for repeat offenders lower the crime rate / Debra J. Saunders ; The cost of leaving criminals loose exceeds the cost of prisons / Thomas Sowell -- Are inmates' constitutional rights disregarded in American prisons? The reproductive rights of women in prison are routinely ignored / Rachel Roth ; Male rape in prison is still not taken seriously / Dan Bell ; Female prison inmates are sexually assaulted by guards ; Minority religions are not accommodated by prison policies / Bob Ritter ; Absent physical injury, prison abuse victims cannot sue in federal courts / Stephen B. Bright ; Medical care for prison inmates has been improved / Mark Taylor ; Prison inmates will no longer be segregated by race / Tanya Schevitz ; The Constitution does not prohibit serving prisoners unappetizing food / Arin Greenwood ; Imprisonment is not supposed to be enjoyable / James H. Lilley -- What can be done about prison overcrowding? Many states are releasing prisoners early / Keith B. Richburg and Ashley Surdin ; A federal court may rule that California's prison population must be reduced / Don Thompson ; Private prisons increase capacity, save money, and improve services / Nathan A. Benefield ; Private prisons can ease overcrowding but may be flawed / William Bender ; Some states may house prisoners in tents / Richard Luscombe ; Electronic monitoring may be an effective alternative to prison / Dana DiFilippo -- How are recent trends affecting prisons? Cell phones are a growing threat to prison security / Robert K. Gordon ; The prison population is aging / Carrie Abner ; Many states have eliminated parole / Jens Soering ; Prison camps can no longer be dismissed as "country clubs" / Luke Mullins ; More criminals are being sent to Supermax prisons / Jeffrey Ian Ross ; Redesigned prisons provide humane environments for inmates / Richard Wener ; Dog-training programs in prisons give inmates second chances / Matthew Schniper.

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