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Opening Up a Closed World: What Constitutes Effective Prison Oversight?

Sept. 1, 2010
This Foreword to a comprehensive volume on prison oversight identifies themes emerging from a major national conference on oversight and summarizes each article in the collection.
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Distinguishing the Various Functions of Effective Prison Oversight

Sept. 1, 2010
This essay explains what is meant by the term “oversight” and frames it as an umbrella concept encompassing many distinct functions, including regulation, audit, accreditation, investigation, legal, reporting, and inspection/monitoring. The piece calls for a robust system of correctional oversight that is multi-faceted and multi-layered.