Reform and Regret: the Story of Federal Judicial Involvement in the Alabama Prison System

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Reform and Regret: the Story of Federal Judicial Involvement in the Alabama Prison System

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This important book describes the campaign to achieve prison reform in Alabama through constitutional litigation in the federal courts. Yackle describes the process that produced Judge Frank Johnson's decree that the system constituted "cruel and unusual punishment," and subsequent efforts to enforce order in the face of bureaucratic inertia, administrative incompetence, and political demagogy.

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9780195057379

Publication Date

4-6-1989

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Oxford University Press

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New York

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Law

Reform and Regret: the Story of Federal Judicial Involvement in the Alabama Prison System

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