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Prisons and Incarceration


Prisons locally, nationally, and internationally exist in an intersection of intent, reality, unreality, and unfettered power. This guide seeks to provide information on the history, statistical significance, justice and lack thereof, scholarly analysis, and WUSTL's engagement with prisons and its returning citizens.  

Databases & Journals

This short list provides an example of the types of journals we have in the WashU Libraries that cover topics related to prisons and incarceration. It is not an exhaustive list.
To search for particular articles, it is best to search using Primo from the Libraries' homepage or Google Scholar with WashU Libraries enabled. 

Reference & Educator Resources

Prison Education (eBooks)