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Author Perkinson, Robert
Title Texas tough : the rise of America's prison empire / Robert Perkinson
Publisher New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, 2010
 Rodman Main Adult  365.976 P449    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed
Descript 484 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary In the prison business, all roads lead to Texas. This sweeping history of American imprisonment shows how a plantation-based penal system once dismissed as barbaric becomes the national template--and how that injustice can change
Contents Prison heartland -- Plantation and penitentiary -- "Worse than slavery" -- The agonies of reform -- The penal colony that wasn't -- "Best in the nation" -- Appeal to justice -- Retributive revolution -- The triumph of Texas tough
Subject Prisons -- Texas -- History
Prison administration -- Texas -- History
Prisoners -- Texas -- History
ISBN 9780805080698

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