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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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Special Populations and the Importance of Prison Oversight

Jan. 1, 2010
This article is designed to familiarize readers with the concept of prison oversight and to highlight some oversight models that exist both in the United States and abroad. Special reference is made to four groups of prisoners for whom the need for external scrutiny with regard to their treatment is critical: prisoners held in administrative segregation and other forms of isolation, prisoners who are particularly vulnerable to sexual assault, prisoners with mental and physical disabilities, and prisoners with serious medical needs.