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Article Title

Book Review

Authors

G. S. Friedman

Abstract

This entry reviews Prisons: Houses of Darkness by Leonard Orland. The book presents a short history on prisons and their development while also noting the major weaknesses of prisons today. Orland closes this text by suggesting possible reforms to the penal system. He writes that eliminating indeterminate sentences and capping sentences to five years would help to improve America's prison system.

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