Publication: University of North Texas Press, 2020, Denton
First edition. Thick 8vo. Cloth, titles stamped in gilt on the spine, xxxviii, 562 pp., foreword, preface & acknowledgments, illustrated from photographs, portraits, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. The first comprehensive history of Texas prisons. Chronicles the significant events and trans-formation of the Texas prison system from its earliest times to the present day, paying special attention to the human side of the story: prison breaks, bloodhounds chasing escapees, and gunfights, confrontations, human trafficking, rape, clandestine consensual trysts, and tricks turned against correctional officers. As new, unread copy in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 47552