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The new red barn; a critical look at the modern American prison [by] William G. Nagel.


New York, Published for the American Foundation, Institute of Corrections by Walker [1973] .
ISBN 9780802704238, 0802704239

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Subjects Prisons -- États-Unis.
Prisons -- United States.
Prisons.
United States.
Description 196 pages illustrations 30 cm
Copyright Date [1973]
©1973
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-193).
Summary "How valid are today's prisons? Should we continue to build prisons, and if so how should they be constructed? Does the physical design of a correctional institution have a direct bearing on the success of the program within its walls? Can the shockingly high repeater rate be reduced through new concepts in prison design? More than 350,000 Americans today are incarcerated in some form of correctional institution, whether federal, state, county, or military. They are tended by more than 115,000 employees. The size of these figures and the tax burden that the represent for the American taxpayer strongly suggest the need for a reevaluation of priorities. This evaluation was carried out by the Institute of Corrections of The American Foundation, Incorporated and the answers that were reached will be debated by penologists and, if effected, dramatically alter the concept of corrections in this country. The author states that a moratorium should be called on all correctional construction. Merely to replace and modernize existing prison facilities, billions of dollars would be needed. But a more urgent reason for the halt of prison construction is a basis disagreement with the traditional attitude that incarceration is the best response to anti-social behavior. The innovations proposed by the Institute of Corrections are based on the principle that the reintegration of the prisoner into the community should be the goal of contemporary corrections." -- Book jacket.
Contents Preface -- Background. The background of corrections - The birth of the penitentiary: an American creation - The purpose of corrections -- The state of the art. Pretrial detention - Institutions for adjudicated offenders - The basic form - Location of correctional facilities - Size - Security-perimeter - Living quarters - Segregation - Food services - Religion - Recreation - Visiting - Program - Treatment approaches - Medical services - Summation - A bad night at the Holiday Inn --
Where now? Introduction - Moratorium on construction - A public health approach - Organization - Planning for criminal justice - Revising the criminal code - Reducing the jail population - The jail that we do build - Alternative after sentencing - Probation and parole - Subsidy programs - Prerelease centers - Tomorrow's correctional institutions for the adjudicated offender - Juvenile institutions - Institutions for women - The prison for tomorrow's adult male offenders -- Appendix. Bibliography - Part 1: the background of corrections - Part 2: the state of the art - Part 3: where now? - About the author and the research team.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)672022
(OCoLC)ocm00672022
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WorldCat Identities Nagel, William G.
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