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Prison reform, editor, Aaron Gulyas

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Prison reform
Title
Prison reform
Statement of responsibility
editor, Aaron Gulyas
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Defining Documents in American History: Prison Reform provides an in-depth analysis of the primary documents that capture the debates, activism, and legislation surrounding the system of imprisonment in the United States. Prisoners have been part of the population in America since the first settlers arrived from Europe. Since then, there have been efforts to reform and improve the prison system in this country. This volume collects and analyzes sixty-one documents that discuss the fierce debates and legislation related to prison reform, the privatization prisons, the efforts to end practices like solitary confinement, and the improvement of mental health care in prisons. The documents reviewed here include letters, memoirs, book excerpts, speeches, court rulings, legal texts, and legislative acts. The material is organized into six sections: Prisons without Wardens, Walls, or Cells begins with the Transportation Act of 1717 and concludes with newspaper reports of the shoot-out at the OK Corral. Antebellum Prisons and Prison Reform includes descriptions and evaluations of the two prison styles of the era: the Auburn (at Sing-Sing and Dannemora) and Pennsylvania Systems (at the notorious Eastern Penitentiary in Philadelphia). Prisons & Prison Reform in the Late Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries considers various social and moral concerns, including the treatment of the insane in Nellie Bly's Ten Days in a Mad-House; the Declaration of Principles, National Prison Congress; and the Attica Manifesto and Declaration to the People of America. Prisons & Prison Reforms in the 1990s and Twenty-first Century marks the emergence of Supermax Prisons and includes the Announcement of Second Chance Pell Pilot Program and Department of Justice Letter on the FIRST STEP Act. Wartime Incarceration and Punishment begins with the Civil War and Fourteen Months in American Bastiles and moves through World War II and An Interview with an Older Nisei, and ends with the Executive Summary of the Fay Report. Race, Ethnicity, and Imprisonment considers The Indian Policy in Its Relations to Crime and Pauperism and The Convict Lease System. Each in-depth chapter provides a thorough commentary and analysis of each primary source document, often reprinted in its entirety. Commentary includes a Summary, Overview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Detailed Document Analysis, and discussion of Essential Themes. An important feature of each essay is a close reading and analysis of the primary source that develops broader themes, such as the author's rhetorical purpose, social or class position, point of view, and other relevant issues. Each section begins with a brief introduction that defines questions and problems underlying the subjects addressed in the historical documents. This title also includes three appendices: Chronological List, Web Resources, and Bibliography
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Cataloging source
DON
Dewey number
365.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9466
LC item number
.P75 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gulyas, Aaron John
Series statement
Defining documents in American history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisons
  • Imprisonment
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
Label
Prison reform, editor, Aaron Gulyas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • VOLUME 1 : "Prisons" without wardens, walls, or cells -- The Transportation Act of 1717 -- Felons and Rattlesnakes -- Letters from America, Letter VI -- Founding Vision for Georgia -- A True and Historical Narrative of the Colony of Georgia, Settlers' Grievances -- Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XIV -- On Billy the Kid -- Jesse James in His Own Defense -- Shootout at the O.K. Corral -- Antebellum prisons and prison reform -- A Visit to the Philadelphia Prison -- Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Massachusetts State-Prison -- State Prisons and the Penitentiary System Vindicated -- Prison Discipline: The Auburn and Pennsylvania Systems Compared -- On the Penitentiary System in the United States -- First and Twenty-Seventh Annual Reports of the Board of Managers of the Prison Discipline Society, Boston -- Memorial to the Legislature of Massachusetts -- A Letter from New York -- Remarks on Prisons and Prison Discipline in the United States -- Prisons & prison reform in the late nineteenth & twentieth centuries -- The Criminal Insane in the United States and Other Countries -- Ten Days in a Mad-House -- Sketch of the Life and Work of Linda Gilbert -- The Jail as a Perverter of Womanhood -- Declaration of Principles, National Prison Congress -- The Individual Method of Dealing with Girls and Women Awaiting Court Action -- Wall Shadows: A Study in American Prisons -- Within Prison Walls -- Practical Efforts at Character Building for Jail Prisoners -- Fifty Years of Prison Service -- The School Idea in Prisons for Adults -- Attica Manifesto and Declaration to the People of America -- In Prison -- Report of the Attorney General on the February 2 and 3, 1980 Riot at the Penitentiary of New Mexico -- Ruiz v. Estelle --
  • VOLUME 2 : Prison and prison reforms in the 1990s and twenty-first century -- Madrid v. Gomez -- Supermax Prisons: Overview and General Considerations -- Lessons from the States: Responsible Prison Reform -- Announcement of Second Chance Pell Pilot Program -- U.S. Department of Justice Report and Recommendations Concerning the Use of Restrictive Housing -- Department of Justice Letter on the FIRST STEP Act -- Wartime incarceration and punishment -- Some Account of the Capture of the Ship Aurora -- Fourteen Months in American Bastiles -- Habeas Corpus Suspension Act -- Narrative of Privations and Sufferings -- Nineteen Months a Prisoner of War -- Narrative of Prison Life -- German Enemy of U.S. Hanged by Mob -- "Japanese on the West Coast" -- Presidential Proclamation 2526: Alien Enemies-Germans -- Presidential Proclamation 2527: Alien Enemies-Italians -- Executive Order 9066: Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians -- To All Persons of Japanese Ancestry -- An Interview with an Older Nisei -- Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War -- Executive Summary of the Fay Report -- Race, ethnicity, and imprisonment -- Accounts of the Sand Creek Massacre -- Life Among the Paiutes, Trouble on the Paiute Reservation -- The Indian Policy in Its Relations to Crime and Pauperism -- The Convict Lease System -- The New Slavery in the South -- The Repatriation of Mexicans and Mexican Americans -- Southern Legislators Protest Proposed Anti-lynching Legislation
Control code
on1089246575
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
2 volumes (xiii, 435 pages)
Isbn
9781642653236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089246575
Label
Prison reform, editor, Aaron Gulyas
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • VOLUME 1 : "Prisons" without wardens, walls, or cells -- The Transportation Act of 1717 -- Felons and Rattlesnakes -- Letters from America, Letter VI -- Founding Vision for Georgia -- A True and Historical Narrative of the Colony of Georgia, Settlers' Grievances -- Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XIV -- On Billy the Kid -- Jesse James in His Own Defense -- Shootout at the O.K. Corral -- Antebellum prisons and prison reform -- A Visit to the Philadelphia Prison -- Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Massachusetts State-Prison -- State Prisons and the Penitentiary System Vindicated -- Prison Discipline: The Auburn and Pennsylvania Systems Compared -- On the Penitentiary System in the United States -- First and Twenty-Seventh Annual Reports of the Board of Managers of the Prison Discipline Society, Boston -- Memorial to the Legislature of Massachusetts -- A Letter from New York -- Remarks on Prisons and Prison Discipline in the United States -- Prisons & prison reform in the late nineteenth & twentieth centuries -- The Criminal Insane in the United States and Other Countries -- Ten Days in a Mad-House -- Sketch of the Life and Work of Linda Gilbert -- The Jail as a Perverter of Womanhood -- Declaration of Principles, National Prison Congress -- The Individual Method of Dealing with Girls and Women Awaiting Court Action -- Wall Shadows: A Study in American Prisons -- Within Prison Walls -- Practical Efforts at Character Building for Jail Prisoners -- Fifty Years of Prison Service -- The School Idea in Prisons for Adults -- Attica Manifesto and Declaration to the People of America -- In Prison -- Report of the Attorney General on the February 2 and 3, 1980 Riot at the Penitentiary of New Mexico -- Ruiz v. Estelle --
  • VOLUME 2 : Prison and prison reforms in the 1990s and twenty-first century -- Madrid v. Gomez -- Supermax Prisons: Overview and General Considerations -- Lessons from the States: Responsible Prison Reform -- Announcement of Second Chance Pell Pilot Program -- U.S. Department of Justice Report and Recommendations Concerning the Use of Restrictive Housing -- Department of Justice Letter on the FIRST STEP Act -- Wartime incarceration and punishment -- Some Account of the Capture of the Ship Aurora -- Fourteen Months in American Bastiles -- Habeas Corpus Suspension Act -- Narrative of Privations and Sufferings -- Nineteen Months a Prisoner of War -- Narrative of Prison Life -- German Enemy of U.S. Hanged by Mob -- "Japanese on the West Coast" -- Presidential Proclamation 2526: Alien Enemies-Germans -- Presidential Proclamation 2527: Alien Enemies-Italians -- Executive Order 9066: Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians -- To All Persons of Japanese Ancestry -- An Interview with an Older Nisei -- Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War -- Executive Summary of the Fay Report -- Race, ethnicity, and imprisonment -- Accounts of the Sand Creek Massacre -- Life Among the Paiutes, Trouble on the Paiute Reservation -- The Indian Policy in Its Relations to Crime and Pauperism -- The Convict Lease System -- The New Slavery in the South -- The Repatriation of Mexicans and Mexican Americans -- Southern Legislators Protest Proposed Anti-lynching Legislation
Control code
on1089246575
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
2 volumes (xiii, 435 pages)
Isbn
9781642653236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089246575

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