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Imprisonment in America: Choosing the Future
by Michael Sherman and Gordon J. Hawkins
University of Chicago Press, 1983
Cloth: 978-0-226-75279-2 | Paper: 978-0-226-75280-8
Library of Congress Classification HV9469.S53
Dewey Decimal Classification 365.973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
"For a few decades American prisons were the wonder of the world. [However] early hopes that a prison regime could be a powerful means of reforming most convicts have been abandoned, and prisons are seen even by some of those who think we need more of them as savage repositories, to be shunned or veiled rather than admired. This sad history is drawn with great insight and learning in [this] important new book about prisons and punishment in America by Michael Sherman and Gordon Hawkins. . . . The views of these professionals must be taken seriously."—Graham Hughes, New York Review of Books

"This is a serious and enlightened and concerned attempt to fuse liberal and conservative attitudes and values to achieve a breakthrough in American penal policy."—Congressional Staff Journal

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