Prison buildup and disorder

  title={Prison buildup and disorder},
  author={Bert Useem and A. Piehl},
  journal={Punishment & Society},
  pages={115 - 87}
  • Bert Useem, A. Piehl
  • Published 2006
  • Political Science
  • Punishment & Society
  • In contrast to the predictions of many, the prison buildup in the USA did not lead to dramatic increases in chaos behind bars. Instead, prison riots have become rarer, the homicide rate among inmates has declined dramatically and a smaller proportion of inmates are held in segregation and protective custody. Escapes are less common. What caused, then, the trend toward greater, rather than less, order? Neither demographics nor the development of supermax facilities are found to be responsible… CONTINUE READING
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