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Schedule of Readings

1/28

Overview and course introduction

Irwin Chap. 2

2/4              

The evolution of the penitentiary system in America 

Bookspan (Introduction, xi-xix)

2/11

San Quentin and the birth of the California Penitentiary system 

Bookspan (pp. 2-24)

2/18

The reformatory movement and the evolution of Folsom Prison  

Bookspan (Chap. 2)

2/25

California corrections at the end of the 19th century 

Bookspan (Chap. 3)

3/4                

Test 1. California corrections and the treatment of women in early 20th century  

Bookspan (Chap. 4)

3/11

California corrections and the search for reform in the early 20th Century

Bookspan (Chap. 5)

3/18

Earl Warren and the birth of the modern corrections system 

Bookspan (Chap. 6)

4/1

Prison conditions and the turbulent 60s and 70s 

Irwin (Chap. 3)

4/8

Test 2.  Rise of Prison Ganges and The Inmate World

4/15

Determinate sentencing and the end of rehabilitation

Gardiner & Ostrow (pp. 165 -182)

4/15    

The California prison boom

Irwin (Chaps. 8-9)

Abramsky: 

http://www.cjcj.org/uploads/cjcj/documents/Sacramento%27s_K_Street_Lobbyists.pdfmsky

4/29

The California Inmate world    

Irwin (Chaps. 4-6; Afterword)

5/6

Lawsuits and the court’s response       

Gardiner & Ostrow (pp. 182-197)

5/13   

The Future of California Corrections: Realignment and Prop 47

Governor’s Realignment Plan:    http://www.lao.ca.gov/handouts/crimjust/2011/CJ_Realignment_Plan_01_25_11.pdf 

LAO: http://www.lao.ca.gov/ballot/2014/prop-47-110414.pdf

5/20 Final Exam

                       

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