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Prison Governance: Correctional Leadership in the Current Era

George M. Camp and Bert Useem

in The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199730148
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199730148.013.0017

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Prison Governance: Correctional Leadership in the Current Era

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This article discusses the challenges involved in operating safe institutions. It observes the public support in the mission, regulation, and funding of the prisons in America, and then shows how crowding has worsened these prison challenges. This article also considers the decline in prison disturbances, and attributes this to the presence of a more professionalized workforce, judicial intervention, and accredited facilities.

Keywords: prison governance; public support; crowding; prison challenges; prison disturbances; judicial intervention; workforce; accredited facilities

Article.  5461 words. 

Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Prisons and Jails

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