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Published: 10 November 2004

318 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780195330472

Bookseller Code (04)


The Warehouse Prison

Disposal of the New Dangerous Class

John Irwin
Afterword by Barbara Owen

This book examines the forces that have made the United States the most punitive nation in the world--perhaps in all of history. The Warehouse Prison covers all major topics in corrections. Irwin's student-friendly, accessible text brings a real-world, "insider's" perspective to his depiction of prison life. Abundant quotations from individuals within the correctional system add drama, flavor, and interest. The Warehouse Prison is a unique study of the modern prison, essential reading for students of corrections and criminal justice.

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