The Resource Chronicles of San Quentin; : the biography of a prison

Chronicles of San Quentin; : the biography of a prison

Label
Chronicles of San Quentin; : the biography of a prison
Title
Chronicles of San Quentin;
Title remainder
the biography of a prison
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1961, writing Chronicles of San Quentin was first suggested to Kenneth Lamott during a spell as a teacher at that California prison in the 1950's. The book not only chronicles the history and highlights of one of America's most famous penitentiaries, but it also reflects the changes in prisons in the U.S. over the last 100 years. Calmly informing us that there were over 4,000 murders in California between 1849-1855, Lamott quickly justifies the terrible need the state had for prisons other than lax, badly run county and city jails. But San Quentin itself, which started as a floating prison hulk, was little better. Here are its famous prisoners, riots and escapes, its floggings and brutalities, its executions too. With the coming of the "New Era" penology in the 1890's, the change to more humane and rational treatment of prisoners is shown. The Clinton Duffy era is dealt with at great length-its shortcomings are shown along with its humane virtues-and prison life including the Chessman execution, is portrayed with sympathy and understanding. A highly readable book
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Midwest
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1923-1979
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Lamott, Kenneth Church
Dewey number
365.979462
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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California State Prison at San Quentin
Target audience
adult
Label
Chronicles of San Quentin; : the biography of a prison
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12430354
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781789126013
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12430354
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12430354
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Chronicles of San Quentin; : the biography of a prison
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12430354
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781789126013
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12430354
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12430354
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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