Indians in Prison: Incarcerated Native Americans in Nebraska

By: Grobsmith, Elizabeth S.

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Penologists, social services administra-tors, and students of criminal justice as well as of Indian studies will welcome this groundbreaking study, the product of close observation of and direct involvement on behalf of Indians in the Nebraska state penal system. Opening with a group profile, it discusses in detail the special concerns of that population: cultural and spiritual activities (Indians incarcerated in Nebraska were among the first to seek court permission to practice their religion behind bars), the seriously underestimated rates of alcoholism and drug addiction and the need for culturally appropriate treatment, and high rates of recidivism and their effect on parole. The final chapters present comparative data on Indians incarcerated in other states and offer recommendations for dealing with recurrent problems. Indians in Prison is particularly timely for its focus on how the social environments of Indian youth contribute to their delinquency and substance abuse and how Indians in prison perceive rehabilitation strategies, parole, and the law. Elizabeth Grobsmith is a professor of anthropology and assistant vice chancel-lor for academic affairs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Title: Indians in Prison: Incarcerated Native Americans in Nebraska

Author Name: Grobsmith, Elizabeth S.

Categories: Crime & Prisons,

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1994

ISBN Number: 0803221371

ISBN Number 13: 9780803221376

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

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