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When the prisoners ran Walpole: a true story in the movement for prison abolition

Introduction -- Preamble: constructing punishment in Massachusetts -- Confronting the moral dilemma of Massachusetts prisons: Francis Sargent and his administration -- The new commissioner: from corrections to abolition -- The beginning: constructing corrections in Massachusetts -- Resistance, rebel...

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Main Author: Bissonette, Jamie
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, Mass. [u.a.] South End Press 2008
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
UB: KB 9 E 1180
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Summary:Introduction -- Preamble: constructing punishment in Massachusetts -- Confronting the moral dilemma of Massachusetts prisons: Francis Sargent and his administration -- The new commissioner: from corrections to abolition -- The beginning: constructing corrections in Massachusetts -- Resistance, rebellion, and declaration: creating a culture of resistance -- Dynamic and determined: the National Prisoners Reform Association; Walpole chapter -- The struggle for voice and sovereignty: the NPRA negotiates power -- Stealing time: the NPRA takes over -- Soul contraband: observers witness terror and change -- Readjustment and resistance: the state police takeback -- The struggle for existence: lights out on reform? -- Those who dared: the promise of abolition -- Reflections in retrospect: lessons learned -- Endnotes -- Index -- About the author -- About SEP
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:X, 258 S.
ISBN:9780896087705