Long-Term, Maximum-Security Punishment

  • Deborah H. Drake
Part of the Critical Criminological Perspectives book series (CCRP)


The general public knows practically nothing about the prison and appears to be little concerned about how it is managed and how prisoners are treated. Not until the average man finds himself behind steel bars does he realise how indifferent he has been to a problem in which he should have felt himself vitally concerned. (Debs, 1927, p. 128) The above quotation is taken from the book Walls and Bars, by Eugene V. Debs, published in 1927. It is an unusual treatise within the literature on prisons.


Prisoner Population Prison Sentence Prison System Prison Condition Prisoner Experience 
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© Deborah H. Drake 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Deborah H. Drake
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  1. 1.Department of Social Policy and CriminologyThe Open UniversityUK

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