This edition in the At Issue series offers readers a comprehensive look at the issues surrounding alternative prisons. The title explores the effectiveness of the American prison system, the use of boot camps as a potential alternative for juveniles and adults, the role of electronic monitoring and intensive probation, and the development of reading courses as an alternative to incarceration.
"An excellent source for debates, discussions and reports, this series should be offered to young adults who are able to read, analyze, and think critically about the many points of view presented."
--VOYA, December 2010
Price: US $34.45