Parole, Snitch, or Die: California’s Supermax Prisons & Prisoners, 1987-2007
By Reiter, Keramet.
University of California, Berkeley. Institute for the Study of Social (Berkeley, CA); University of California eScholarship.
This report “provides one of the first evaluations of how supermaxes function, in terms of whom they detain and for how long, and how these patterns relate to their originally articulated purposes”. Sections of this document include: background—supermaxes, California, and parole; California—a special case; paroling (and snitching and dying); methodology—demographic and key informant interviews; findings—a design gone wrong—best intentions at inception, what we know about people in California’s s... Read More