The Big House in A Small Town

The Big House in A Small Town

Prisons, Communities, and Economics in Rural America

eBook - 2011
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This work is an in-depth, on-the-ground examination of how prisons impact rural communities, including a revealing study of two rural communities that have chosen prisons as an economic development strategy.

* Provides compelling data from over 200 formal and informal interviews of local politicians, residents, and prison officials, including the former directors of Texas's prison system

* Utilizes a combination of two qualitative methods to conduct the research

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2011
ISBN: 9780313383663
0313383669
0313383650
9780313383656
Characteristics: 1 online resource (155 p.)

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