Author: Crane (Sophie and Paul)
Year: 1979
Publisher: Earle-Shields (Tennessee)
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: F/F
Price: 10.00
Hardback. A book about the 95 county jails in Tennessee. This book brings together factual information, historical events, a picture of each county jail, and statistical data which would help the average citizen become more aware of the problem of crime and how deviants in society are handled on the local level in the counties. It points up the wide diversity of accommodations in the county jails, listing a typical menu for each. The names of those lynched, hung and sent to the state for hanging or electrocution are documented for sombre contemplation. This book points up some of the unresolved problems of the penal system at the local level, the level at which most offenders first enter the whole criminal justice system. This system is plagued with over- crowding, delays in judicial process, and a rather poor record of rehabilitation of criminals. The whole penal system cries for reform to better resolve the basic causes of crime in society, and the handling of offenders in a way that might offer some hope of reducing the intolerable rates of recidivism. Profusely Illus. in colour and b/w + Map eps, Appendices, Bibliog. and Index. 116pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. in F. dw.


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