Year: 2001 Source: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, v.45, no.2, (2001), p.266-268 SIEC No: 20050275

The author delivers a positive review of “Prisons,” edited by M Tonry & J Petersilia, which he describes as a “monumental” book providing “soup-to-nuts coverage of some salient concerns relating to imprisonment.” In an overview of the chapters, he highlights their strengths, weaknesses, & relevant contributions to contemporary practice & policy. He also cites A Liebling’s chapter on prison suicide & prison coping as the “high point” of the text, & draws attention to its important implications for policy evaluation & development.