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Book Review: The American Prison: From The Beginning: A Pictorial History

The American Prison:  From The Beginning:  A Pictorial History, published by the American Correctional Association This is both a strange and a compelling pictorial history of American imprisonment, strange because it is rare for a profession to throw themselves under … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Architecture Of Incarceration

Architecture Of Incarceration, edited by Iona Spens I have mixed feelings about this particular book.  On the one hand, I am definitely a part of the target audience that this book is aiming at, and that is people who are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Go To Jail!

Go To Jail!:  A Look At Prisons Through The Ages, by Peter Kent It is hard to figure out who exactly this book is for.  How many children are fascinated by prisons?  I grew up with some understanding of prisons, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Conan Doyle For The Defense

Conan Doyle For The Defense:  The True Story Of A Sensational British Murder, A Quest For Justice, And The World’s Most Famous Detective Novel, by Margalit Fox In general, I have to say that this is a very good book.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: John Ransom’s Andersonville Diary

John Ransom’s Anderson Diary:  Life Inside The Civil War’s Most Infamous Prison, with an introduction by Bruce Catton Admittedly, this particular book is a classic because of what John Ransom wrote about his own experiences in Andersonville (and before that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Prison Camps In The Civil War

Prison Camps In The Civil War, by Douglas J. Savage It would be easy to fault a short book like this one for not being as detailed as one would wish, but as a book that seeks to convey the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Alcatraz: History And Design Of A Landmark

Alcatraz:  History And Design Of A Landmark, by Donald MacDonald and Ira Nadel Although from time to time I have visited a few prisons, I have never visited Alcatraz, nor have I even watched many of the large amount of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon State Penitentiary

Oregon State Penitentiary, by Diane L. Goeres-Gardner and John Ritter For whatever reason, my library has a large variety of interesting books that are mostly full of historical photographs along with captions and commentary in the Images of America series … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Country Called Prison

A Country Called Prison:  Mass Incarceration And The Making Of A New Nation, by Mary D. Looman & John D. Carl I must admit that my feelings about this book were considerably mixed and that my own approach to crime … Continue reading

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Book Review: With Liberty For Some

With Liberty For Some:  500 Years Of Imprisonment In America, by Scott Christianson For the most part, this is precisely the book I was looking for when I began doing research on the subject of the history of imprisonment in … Continue reading

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