The Big House: How American Prisons Work

By: Lesce, Tony

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Bursting at the seams, our prison system is in a state of crisis. Many prisons are under court order to reduce overcrowding. New drug laws and mandatory sentencing requirements only add to the problem. There's no place left to put criminals except back on the street. The solutions don't come easy. Who should be let out early? Who should stay behind bars? Will taxpayers foot the bill for more jails? Will capital punishment help solve overcrowding? Thousands of lives and billions of dollars wait on the answers. That's why The Big House is so important. The Big House is not a collection of reform theories. Rather, it is an incredibly detailed look at exactly how prisons work: how do you house, feed, and control thousands of violent, angry people? The Big House takes a gritty look at issues like capital punishment, psychosurgery, riot control and dealing with the sexual needs of prisoners. Tony Lesce understands the interplay between convicts and their keepers. A frequent contributor to law enforcement publications, he is also the author of Escape From Controlled Custody. In The Big House, he examines the prison system from all perspectives: the inmates, the guards, the politicians, and the taxpayers. The crisis in criminal justice touches the lives of everyone. Those concerned with how the prison system works -- and how it can work better should start with The Big House.


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Professional methods and techniques for information and intelligence gathering... now revealed for you to use. Now you can find out anything you want to know about anyone you want to know about Satisfy your need to know with these revealing professional manuals on investigation, crime and police sciences.Many readers will be more informed than they wish to be by Lesce's inside look at prisons, to the point of being surprised, even alarmed. -- The Small Press Book ReviewAn insider's guide to American prisons... with a message that has a cutting edge. -- Library JournalA detailed look at exactly how prisons work. -- Law and OrderThis book is a thorough examination of how prisons work: how do you house, feed, and control thousands of violent, angry people. It examines the prison system from all sides: the inmates, the guards, the politicians, the taxpayers. And it takes a gritty look at issues like capital punishment, psychosurgery, riot control and dealing with the sexual needs of prisoners.

Title: The Big House: How American Prisons Work

Author Name: Lesce, Tony

Categories: Loompanics,

Publisher: Breakout Productions Inc: 1991-10-01

ISBN Number: 1559500751

ISBN Number 13: 9781559500753

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU1002231