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Can Prisons Succeed When Society Has Failed?
Plain Truth Magazine
September-October 1972
Volume: Vol XXXVII, No.8
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Can Prisons Succeed When Society Has Failed?
William R Whikehart  

Our jails and prisons are failing. Who is to blame? Some say the prisons. Others, the criminals inside. Isn't it time we examined the real CAUSE? - society itself! His name is James C., age 24. He has spent 90 percent of his time behind bars since his family broke up about ten years ago. Today, James C. is more than capable of blowing a safe, carving a spoon into a dagger, smuggling dope into prison, and stealing cars by crossing the ignition wires. He says there is no crime he cannot now commit with considerable finesse, thanks to the in-service training he received from other inmates in prison.

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Plain Truth MagazineSeptember-October 1972Vol XXXVII, No.8