An Appeal to Justice: Litigated Reform of Texas Prisons

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How does a prison achieve institutional order while safeguarding prisoners' rights? Since the early 1960s, prison reform advocates have aggressively used the courts to extend rights and improve life for inmates, while prison administrators have been slow to alter the status quo. Litigated reform has been the most significant force in obtaining change. An Appeal to Justice is a critical tudy of how the Texas Department of Corrections was transformed by Ruiz v. Estelle , the most sweeping class-action suit in ...

An Appeal to Justice: Litigated Reform of Texas Prisons 2010, University of Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9780292723801

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An Appeal to Justice: Litigated Reform of Texas Prisons 1989, University of Texas Press, Austin

ISBN-13: 9780292704077

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