This book deals with a subject that is most timely--the United States today incarcerates more people than any other industrialized country in the world. The incarceration rate is growing rapidly, and minorities are disproportionately represented among correctional populations. This book provides a comprehensive examination of who the inmates are and what prison does to them, and places it in a historical context with the use of both recent and older research on the subject. This collection of articles deals with one component of corrections--the inmate prison experience. By "inmate prison experience" the authors mean the impact of prison on inmates. How does living in prison affect people? This book is intended to serve as a reader for courses in corrections. It is comprised of selected articles, all of which focus on how inmates adjust to prison, and the factors, which influence this adjustment.Stohr, Mary K. is the author of 'Inmate Prison Experience', published 2003 under ISBN 9780131123458 and ISBN 0131123459.