Who Runs the Prisons?
In this program, criminologist Joseph D. Lohman sketches the relationship of prison administration to the inmate community and the ways in which the inmates’ group influences the administration. An inmate's views about who really controls the operation of a prison are expressed during an on-location interview. Burke and Lohman explore the prisoner’s role, both legitimate and otherwise, in prison management, and discuss the redirection of this community activity into legitimate channels which a professional staff can provide. Lohman notes the need for constructive outlets for individual and group expression, without which inmate energies are directed into hostile and anti-social channels.
WTTW, Chicago; Joseph D. Lohman; John C. Burke; Alan Sweetow; Chalmers Marquis; Hans W. Mattick; John H. Gagnon
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Prison wardens; Prisoners and prisons; Imprisonment; Prison administration--United States; Prison administration
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1 film reel 16 mm
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