Provides access to materials about the history and current status of incarceration in the United States and globally, including detailed prison infrastructure of specific countries. Materials include court cases, first-hand accounts of prison experiences, legal and government documents, training materials, policies and laws, videos, and articles. Topics include the death penalty, history of correctional institutions for juvenile offenders, internment camps, prison gangs and riots, the loss of rights for prisoners, economics of mass incarceration, reentry, famous prisons and prisoners, prison in popular culture, and prison policy.
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