The Encyclopedia of American Prisons (Facts on File Crime Library)

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From historical issues and institutions to current controversies, this encyclopedia presents entries describing terms, important individuals, legal cases, scandals, historical events, and other items related to the American penal system. Freelance writer Sifakis is clearly sympathetic to leftist criticisms of the American penal system, both in terms of its current incarnation and past injustices. Subjects covered in the approximately 300 entries include prisoners such as Mumia Abu Jamal and labor activist Tom Mooney, famous riots and fires, prison programs, prominent reformers and wardens, and prisoner support organizations.More than 300 alphabetically arranged entries cover the history of the American prison system, examining prominent figures, famous prisons, riots, escapes, executions, fires, and social issues surrounding prison life.

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Carl Sifakis is a crime reporter and freelance writer. Formerly with UPI and The Buffalo Evening News, he is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Encyclopedia of American Crime; Frauds, Deceptions, and Swindies; Encyclopedia of Assassinations; Crimes of the Rich and Famous; Strange Crimes and Criminals; America's Most Vicious Criminals; and The Mafia Encyclopedia, all for Facts On File/Checkmark Books. He lives in New York.

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