Rehabilitate or Severely Punish?

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Prisons have existed in the United States since the time of the thirteen colonies. Today, the United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. It is also the only Western nation that still has the death penalty. With prisons overflowing, and budgets shrinking, the question of whether prisons are meant to punish or rehabilitate has become ever more pressing. In Prisons, author Jeff Burlingame explores the history of prisons, as well as such current problems as the rising cost of health care and vocational training for inmates, and the debate over what kind of treatment those guilty of crimes against society deserve. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, c2012
ISBN: 9781608704934
Branch Call Number: 365.97 Burlinga 2012
Characteristics: 143 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm


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