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Prisons: History


BEAUMONT, GUSTAVE DE, and TOCQUEVILLE, ALEXIS DE. On the Penitentiary System in the United States and Its Application in France. (1833). Translated by Francis Lieber. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1964.

CHRISTIANSON, SCOTT. With Liberty for Some: 500 Years of Imprisonment in America. Boston, Mass.: Northeastern University Press, 1998.

CLEMMER, DONALD. The Prison Community. New York: Rinehart. 1940.

CRAWFORD, WILLIAM. Report on the Penitentiaries of the United States, 1835. Montclair, N.J.: Patterson Smith, 1968.

DICKENS, CHARLES. American Notes for General Circulation. London: Chapman and Hall, 1842.

FRANKLIN, H. BRUCE. The Victim as Criminal and Artist: Literature from the American Prison. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.

GARLAND, DAVID. Punishment and Modern Society: A Study in Social Theory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990.

HOWARD, JOHN. The State of Prisons in England and Wales, with Preliminary Observations and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons. Warrington, U.K.: W. Eyres, 1777.

MORRIS, NORVAL, and ROTHMAN, DAVID J., eds. The Oxford History of the Prison: The Practice of Punishment in Western Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

"Nearly 7 Percent of Adult Black Males Were Inmates in '94, Study Says." New York Times, December 4, 1995.

ROTHMAN, DAVID J. The Discovery of the Asylum: Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic. Boston: Little, Brown, 1971.

——. Conscience and Convenience: The Asylum and Its Alternatives in Progressive America. Boston: Little, Brown, 1980.

WINES, ENOCH C., and DWIGHT, THEODORE W. Report on the Prisons and Reformatories of the United States and Canada. (1867). Albany: AMS Press, 1973.

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Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationCrime and Criminal LawPrisons: History - Early Jails And Workhouses, The Rise Of The Prisoner Trade, A Land Of Prisoners, Enlightenment Reforms