The Dilemna of Prison Reform: Tom Murton Revisited

J. Steven Smith, Taylor University
Stephen J. Brodt, Ball State University

Overcrowding at a midwestern suburban jail was initially alleviated by policies initiated by a committee of local officials. Subsequently, efforts at reform were abandoned and business as usual returned along with jail population increases. Thomas Murton's model of prison reform is used to analyze this series of events.

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