The use of long-term imprisonment as a response to crime, the effects of long-term incarceration and the strategies used by inmates to adjust to confinement are the focus of this volume. The book explores the prison experience from the male and the female perspective and discusses the correctional management challenges posed by long-term incarceration. Comprising a set of articles originally published in The Prison Journal the book is complemented by research reports, an analysis of long-term inmates confined in United States and Canadian prisons, and essays written by long-term prisoners.
Foreword - Norman A Carlson Preface - Timothy J Flanagan PART ONE: PERSPECTIVES ON LONG-TERM IMPRISONMENT Long-Term Incarceration - Timothy J Flanagan Issues of Science, Policy and Correctional Practice An American Portrait of Long-Term Imprisonment - Timothy J Flanagan Long-Term Offenders in Canada - John R Weekes PART TWO: LONG-TERM PRISONERS ON LONG-TERM IMPRISONMENT The Long-Termers - Ronald Wikberg and Burk Foster Louisiana's Longest Serving Inmates and Why They've Stayed So Long Facing Long-Term Imprisonment - Michael G Santos Coping with Imprisonment - Carl Kummerlowe A Long-Termer's View PART THREE: THE EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM IMPRISONMENT The Controversy over the Effects of Long-Term Incarceration - J Steven Wormith Long-Term Incarceration Impacts and the Characteristics of Long-Term Offenders - Doris Layton MacKenzie and Lynne Goodstein An Empirical Analysis Reexamining the Cruel and Unusual Punishment of Prison Life - James Bonta and Paul Gendreau The Unwanted Effects of Long-Term Imprisonment - Nigel Walker PART FOUR: ADAPTATION AND SURVIVAL AMONG LONG-TERM INMATES Adaptation and Adjustment among Long-Term Prisoners - Timothy J Flanagan Women Lifers - Elaine Genders and Elaine Player Assessing the Experience Long-Term Incarceration of Female Offenders - Doris Layton MacKenzie, James W Robinson and Carol S Campbell Prison Adjustment and Coping Behavior and Adaptation in Long-Term Prison Inmates - Edward Zamble Descriptive Longitudinal Results The World of Prisoners' Wives - Laura T Fishman PART FIVE: CORRECTIONAL RESPONSES AND THE MANAGEMENT OF LONG-TERM PRISONERS The Good Old Days in the Joint - Hans Toch Administrative Perspectives on Management of Long-Term Prisoners - Timothy J Flanagan et al Management of Life Sentence Prisoners in England and Wales - Barry Mitchell Situational and Social Approaches to the Prevention of Disorder in Long-Term Prisons - Anthony E Bottoms, William Hay and J Richard Sparks Using Multiple Perspectives to Develop Strategies for Managing Long-Term Inmates - Michael J Sabath and Ernest L Cowles Addressing the Program Needs of Long-Term Inmates - Ernest L Cowles and Michael J Sabath Programming for Long-Term Inmates - William R T Palmer A New Perspective Sentence Planning for Long-Term Inmates - Timothy J Flanagan AFTERWORDS The Long-Term Inmate as a Long-Term Problem - Hans Toch Correctional Policy and the Long-Term Prisoner - Timothy J Flanagan
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