Adria Libolt, author of A Deputy Warden's Reflections on Prison Work
A Deputy Warden's Reflection on Prison Work is a picture of prison life from the inside. It illustrates prison life as, at turns, exciting, surprising, distressing and, often, amusing. Each day is diﬀerent and anyone who walks through a prison gate had better be alert. It tells of the small human dramas that play out daily among staﬀ, prisoners, and others who enter this gated world. In prisons, we meet the same cast of characters, the same temptations, the same dangers, and the same rewards as on the outside. Rather than regarding prisons as separate worlds, we should regard them as extensions of the society in which we live because there is a continuous ﬂow between prisons and the broader society. Understanding how prisons work will help us as we consider how to reintegrate former prisoners into our society.
Adria L. Libolt worked as a deputy warden in the Michigan Department of Corrections for over twenty years, managing prisons with both male and female prisoners. She now works with ex-oﬀenders.
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