Self-governing prisons

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Date
1959
Summary
In this program, criminologist Joseph D. Lohman explains that the failure of the American prison system is due to attempts to induce reform through external processes of security, harsh discipline and regimented life. Scudder and Lohman discuss the progress gained in self-governing prisons where the inmates’ role is changed from one of responding to orders to one of a creative source. Films are used to show inmates in various prison settings and an inmate is interviewed to bring out his feelings about these types of prisons.
Contributors
WTTW, Chicago; Joseph D. Lohman; Kenyon Scudder; Alan Sweetow; Chalmers Marquis; Hans W. Mattick; John H. Gagnon
Publishers
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Genre
Educational
Subjects
Imprisonment; Prisoners and prison; Prison administration
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Other Identifiers
Other: GR00451908; MDPI Barcode: 40000003329036

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