Corrections in Louisiana (4th Edition)
edited by Burk Foster, Wilbert Rideau, and Douglas Dennis
Drawing on their own writing and the work of others–convicts and free people–inside and outside prison, the editors of The Wall Is Strong (Burk Foster, associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, who has written extensively about Louisiana prison history and politics; Wilbert Rideau, the editor emeritus of The Angolite magazine, the prisoner publication of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, who served 44 years in prison before his release; and Douglas Dennis, a lifer and long-time Angolite staff writer who died in prison in 2009) describe the experience of living and working in prison, issues of punishment and rehabilitation, the popular history of prisons, and the politics of imprisonment in the world’s prison capital. Although this text is often used in college-level courses, it is also of interest to other readers concerned with justice policies and the human stories of crime and punishment.
Paperback, 318 pp., ©2014