CHRONICLES OF SAN QUENTIN by Kenneth Lamott

CHRONICLES OF SAN QUENTIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This book not only chronicles the history and highlights of one of America's most famous penitentiaries, but it also reflects the changes in prisons in the U.S. over the last 100 years. San Quentin is the focal point with its famous prisoners, its riots and escapes, its brutalities, its executions too. The new era in penology is dealt with at great length, its shortcomings are shown along with its humane virtues. Young people interested in criminology will find this enlightening and it is generally quite readable.

Pub Date: Oct. 27th, 1961
Publisher: McKay