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Prison Overcrowding and the Legal Challenge to Florida’s Prison System, 1970–1980

Heather Schoenfeld

in Building the Prison State: Race and the Politics of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226520964
eISBN:
9780226521152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226521152.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter describes the origins and initial developments around Costello v. Wainwright, the 8th Amendment lawsuit against Florida’s prison system. The chapter argues that prison conditions ... More


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