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The U.S. Federal Prison System

The U.S. Federal Prison System

March 2004 | 375 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Despite the fact that 160,000 people are locked up in the United States federal correctional facilities, practical information about the federal prison system remains difficult to locate. While some information may be found scattered on the Internet, in directions given at court, or through shared personal experience, there is no single source available that is a collection of all available information. The U.S. Federal Prison System is the first comprehensive reference work that includes official prison policies, first-person accounts from prisoners, and information about each federal facility.

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Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 6. Discipline

Mary Francesca Bosworth

Mary Bosworth is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University. Her research interests include prisons, race, and gender. She is the author of Engendering Resistance: Agency and Power in Women’s Prisons (1999).   More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761923053