For the first time in four decades, prison populations are declining and politicians have reached the consensus that mass imprisonment is no longer sustainable. At this unique moment in the history of corrections, the opportunity has emerged to discuss in meaningful ways how best to shape efforts to control crime and to intervene effectively with offenders. This breakthrough book brings together established correctional scholars to imagine what this prison future might entail. Each scholar uses his or her expertise to craft—in an accessible way for students to read—a blueprint for how to create a new penology along a particular theme. For example, one contributor writes about how to use existing research expertise to create a prison that is therapeutic and another provides insight on how to create a “feminist” prison. In the final chapter the editors pull together the “lessons learned” in a cohesive, comprehensive essay.

The Green Prison

The Green Prison

The green prison
Mary K. Stohr John F. Wozniak

Editors' Introduction

At the time of the writing of this book and “The Green Prison” chapter (2012), we have reached the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson's monumental book, Silent Spring (1962). With the publication of this book, Carson arguably assumed the status of the founder of the environmental movement in this country. Her case for being credited as the founder of the movement was not just for preservation or conservation, as had been made by John Muir for the Yosemite Valley and the national parks in general, and had been made by Aldo Leopold for wilderness. Rather, her case called for the ...

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