Brokered Justice: Race, Politics, and Mississippi Prisons, 1798-1992

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This powerful account of the history of the Mississippi penal system examines the factors that have molded and continue to mold, penal law and administration in that state and sheds new light on the contemporary debate on correctional policy. Beginning with the birth of the Mississippi territory in 1798, Brokered Justice addresses first the continuing legacy of racial inequity in public law from the days of slavery and Jim Crow to the federal judiciary's attempt to confront the problem. The study goes on to explore the ...

Brokered Justice: Race, Politics, and Mississippi Prisons, 1798-1992 1994, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814206218

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