OverviewA Thoroughly Revised and Updated Third Edition of an Essential Text Prisons Today and Tomorrow, Third Edition is a balanced, comprehensive text designed to introduce students and other readers to the reality of the corrections system. Beginning with an overview of prisons throughout history, the text moves to an analysis of the philosophy and practice of modern corrections. Detailed descriptions of 'life on the inside,' an analysis of trends in current correctional populations, and an overview of future issues impacting corrections make Prisons Today and Tomorrow the most current and relevant correctional textbook on the market today. At every step, students are encouraged to engage in critical and analytical discussions on the role of incarceration and the challenges faced by corrections personnel, lawmakers, and newly released prisoners attempting to reintegrate into society. The revised third edition includes fully updated information and all-new chapters and contributors, including an up-to-date examination of modern issues facing prisoners and prison administration. With its accessible but comprehensive approach and clear, realistic style, Prisons Today and Tomorrow is suitable for corrections and sociology students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Featuring chapters contributed by leading authorities in the field, the text explores current research on correctional practices and raises insightful, probing questions for further discussion, Prisons Today and Tomorrow, Third Edition is an essential text for any student in the field.