Written by scholars who have practical experience in corrections, the readable essays in this one-of-a-kind collection draw on real-world experiences to illustrate theoretical and methodological concepts and demonstrate approaches to corrections practice. Spanning the three general types of correctional environments—incarceration, community corrections, and juvenile corrections—the essays discuss working in prisons or prison systems, juvenile residential and community corrections, and probation and parole.

The Experiences of an Outsider Spending Time inside

The Experiences of an Outsider Spending Time inside

The experiences of an outsider spending time inside

Editor's Introduction: Professor Furst worked for an external agency that oversees and monitors a state prison system, a position that made her an advocate for prisoners' rights. She visited many prisons and found several problems with prison environments and practices and responded by recommending changes to authorities. Furst also observed problems associated with special populations: racial and ethnic disparity, different challenges for female prisoners, and the increasing needs of an aging prison population. Unfortunately, she cannot report that her work led to the desired changes, noting that prisons are bureaucratic systems and as such are resistant to change. However, Furst is thankful for the opportunity to work in corrections and ...

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