The Big House in A Small Town
Prisons, Communities, and Economics in Rural AmericaeBook - 2011
This work is an in-depth, on-the-ground examination of how prisons impact rural communities, including a revealing study of two rural communities that have chosen prisons as an economic development strategy.
* Provides compelling data from over 200 formal and informal interviews of local politicians, residents, and prison officials, including the former directors of Texas's prison system
* Utilizes a combination of two qualitative methods to conduct the research