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Long-Term Imprisonment

1st Edition

Policy, Science, and Corrrectional Practice

eISBN-13: 9781452246949

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With recent sentencing law changes at the state and national
level, the United States will continue to use long-term
confinement more than any other nation in the world. In this
authoritative yet accessible volume, scholars, correctional
authorities, researchers, and prisoners examine the use of long-
term incarceration as a response to crime, the effects of long-
term incarceration, and the strategies used by long-term inmates
to adjust to confinement. Long-Term Imprisonment explores the
prison experience of both male and female inmates and discusses
the correctional management challenges posed by long-term
The core of this collection, edited by Timothy Flanagan, is a set
of articles first published in The Prison Journal, the official
journal of the Pennsylvania Prison Society and the oldest journal
in the field of corrections. These articles are complemented with
research reports on the effects of long-term confinement, a
comprehensive analysis of long-term inmates currently confined in
American and Canadian prisons, and essays written by long-term
If you are interested in the use and operation of prisons, and in
the impact of these institutions on the people confined within
them, this book is for you. In addition to students studying
imprisonment, the book informs correctional administrators and
policymakers about the nature of long-term inmate population and
the impact of long-term imprisonment.
"Timothy Flanagan began studying the effects of long-term
incarceration over two decades ago when he conducted one of the
first major studies of prisoners serving long sentences. Since
then, many changes have occurred in corrections and sentences
practices that have greatly increased sentence lengths and the
number of prisoners serving long sentences. The collection of the
essays contained in Long-Term Imprisonment represents the most
comprehensive, up-to-date, and definitive review of literature
regarding the effects of long-term incarceration on prisoners.
Flanagan provides readers with a variety of perspectives of long-
term imprisonment by including articles written by prison
researchers, corrections officials, and long-term prisoners. This
book is must reading for anyone interested in life in prisons and
the unique world of the long-term prisoner."
--Kevin N. Wright, Binghamton University

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ISBNs 9780803970335, 9780803970335, 9780803970328, 0803970323, 9781452246949, 1452246947
Language English
Number of Pages 279
Edition 1st