BREAK DOWN THE WALLS

Author: Martin (John Bartlow)
Year: 1955
Publisher: Gollancz
Edition Details: 1st UK Edn.
Book Condition: Vg
Price: 5.00
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Hardback. The story of America's prisons. The book examines the cataclysmic wave of riots which had taken place at the time. But further, takes up the warden's problems and the responsibilities of higher government officials; and inquires why people are imprisoned at all and whether prisons are doing what we want them to do. It is also the story of the inmates and their grey steel world. Part One tells the story in detail of the riot in 1952 at the State Prison of Southern Michigan at Jackson. The Jackson riot is the classic example. Part Two is a study of the history and the condition of the American prison system at the time, at peace and in riot. Part Three considers what is wrong with prisons and what is wrong with the people who inhabit them; and it considers what might be done. The book then moves from a particular case - the Jackson riot - to the general sickness that afflicts American prisons. In the end it proposes a cure. With Appendices, Bibliog. and Index. 286pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. V. lightly browned pp., sunned sp. Vg.

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