Is prison reform possible? the Washington State experience in the sixties by William R. Conte

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Published by Unique Press in Tacoma, Wash .

Written in English

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  • Prisons -- Washington (State),
  • Corrections -- Washington (State),
  • Criminals -- Rehabilitation -- Washington (State)

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Other titlesWashington State experience in the sixties.
Statementby William R. Conte.
LC ClassificationsHV9305.W2 C65 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p. :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18761944M
ISBN 100929838041
LC Control Number89051983

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