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See also Jail and Prison Histories.

Carlos Aguirre. The Criminals of Lima and Their Worlds: The Prison Experience, 1850-1935. Duke University Press. 2005. 310pp.

Florence Bernault (editor). A History of Prison and Confinement in Africa. Heinemann. 2003. 287pp.

Scott Christianson. With Liberty for Some: 500 Years of Imprisonment in America. University Press of New England. 1998. 394pp.

Keith Edgerton. Montana Justice: Power, Punishment, & the Penitentiary. University of Washington Press. 2004. 181pp.

Gilbert L. Encinas. Prison Argot: A Sociolinguistic and Lexicographic Study. University Press of America. 2001. 107pp.

Michel Foucault. Translated by Alan Sheridan. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. Vintage Books. 1995. 333pp.

Howard Bruce Franklin. The Victim as Criminal and Artist: Literature from the American Prison. Oxford University Press. 1978. 337pp.

Estelle B. Freedman. Their Sisters' Keepers: Women's Prison Reform in America, 1830-1930. University of Michigan Press. 1984. 272pp.

G. Geltner. The Medieval Prison: A Social History. Princeton University Press. 2008. 224pp.

Marie Gottschalk. The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass Incarceration in America. Cambridge University Press. 2006. 451pp.

Tara Herivel; Paul Wright. Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America's Poor. Routledge. 2003. 332pp.

Joy James. States of Confinement: Policing, Detention and Prisons. Macmillan. 2002. 352pp.

Norman Johnston. Forms of Constraint: A History of Prison Architecture. University of Illinois Press. 2007. 216pp.

Blake McKelvey. American Prisons: A History of Good Intentions. Montclair, NJ: Patterson Smith. 1977. 408pp.

Giles Playfair. The Punitive Obsession: An Unvarnished History of the English Prison System. Gollancz. 1971. 285pp.

Byron Eugene Price. Merchandizing Prisoners: Who Really Pays for Prison Privatization?. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2006. 187pp.

Philip Priestley. Victorian Prison Lives: English Prison Biography, 1830-1914. Routledge. 1985. 311pp.

Gresham M. Sykes. The Society of Captives: A Study of a Maximum Security Prison. Princeton University Press. 1971. 144pp.

James Edward Thomas. The English Prison Officer Since 1850: A Study in Conflict. Routledge. 1972. 248pp.

Bert Useem; Peter Kimball. States of Siege: U.S. Prison Riots, 1971-1986. Oxford University Press. 1991. 288pp.

Richard Alan Wright. In Defense of Prisons. Greenwood Press. 1994. 202pp.

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