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Living Life Behind Bars in America

Michael G. Santos

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/9780199730148.013.0025

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Living Life Behind Bars in America

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Michael G. Santos is a federal prisoner who was imprisoned in 1987 due to a cocaine conviction. This article presents a graphic and detailed description of prison life and shows how prisons throughout America achieve a cycle of failure. It also reveals that Congress has given funds to the Pell Grant program in order to pay college tuition for people in prison.

Keywords: federal prisoner; prison life; cycle of failure; Pell Grant program

Article.  9859 words. 

Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Prisons and Jails

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