Prison Riots

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Date
1959
Summary
In this program, via an interview with a prison inmate, criminologist Joseph D. Lohman gets an internal view of prison riots. Lohman states that riots are evidence of shortcomings in the prison system. He feels that the causes of these riots are essentially the same as those which lead an individual away from the norms of society in the first place. With Bates, he points out both the immediate and underlying cause of riots. They explain that prison inmates are well aware of progress in the field of penology and they expect reform in their prison. There are many difficulties when practice lags behind publicity. Alternatives are suggested to the negative social life created by the prison environment.
Contributors
WTTW, Chicago; Joseph D. Lohman; Sanford Bates; Alan Sweetow; Chalmers Marquis; Hans W. Mattick; John H. Gagnon
Publishers
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Genre
Educational
Subjects
Prison riots; Prisoners and prisons; Imprisonment; Prison riots--Law and legislation; Prisoners--United States--Social conditions
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 film reel 16 mm
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 7835200; Other: GR00451559; MDPI Barcode: 40000003353671

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