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Prison and Corrections Issues

An Undergraduate Library subject guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Prison and Corrections Issues.

Background Information

Prison and corrections facilities house individuals who have been charged with, or convicted of, breaking various laws. While they have existed for centuries, the use of prisons and correctional facilities and their efficacy have long been debated. Use the following sources to learn more about correctional facilities and the political, legal, and social issues surrounding them.