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Down on the Parchman Farm : The Great Prison in the Mississippi Delta

Down on the Parchman Farm : The Great Prison in the Mississippi Delta - 99 edition

Down on the Parchman Farm : The Great Prison in the Mississippi Delta - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780814250235

ISBN10: 0814250238

Down on the Parchman Farm : The Great Prison in the Mississippi Delta by William Banks Taylor - ISBN 9780814250235
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Published: 1999
International: No
Down on the Parchman Farm : The Great Prison in the Mississippi Delta by William Banks Taylor - ISBN 9780814250235

ISBN13: 9780814250235

ISBN10: 0814250238

Edition: 99

Summary

Tells the story of Parchman Farm, from its beginnings as a penal farm at the turn of the century to the 1972 court decision that sealed its fate. Memories and opinions of former convicts and employees form the heart of this narrative. This work is a greatly revised edition of the author's Brokered Justice: Race, Politics, and Mississippi Prisons, 1798-1992, which was published in 1993 by the Ohio State University Press. Taylor is professor of criminal justice at the University of Southern Mississippi. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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