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Racial Desegregation in Prisons
The Prison Journal (2008)
  • Chad R. Trulson, University of North Texas
  • James W. Marquart, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Craig Hemmens, Boise State University
  • Leo Carroll, University of Rhode Island

This article examines the history, law, and research on racial desegregation in American prisons. It focuses on the 2005 U.S. Supreme Court case of Johnson v. California, in which the Court held that prison administrators cannot racially segregate inmates unless under extraordinary circumstances to maintain the security of inmates, staff, and institutions. This article also examines evidence on attitudes and outcomes of racial desegregation in prisons. It ends with a discussion of racial desegregation mandates and policy change in prison organizations.

Publication Date
June, 2008
Citation Information
Chad R. Trulson, James W. Marquart, Craig Hemmens and Leo Carroll. "Racial Desegregation in Prisons" The Prison Journal Vol. 88 Iss. 2 (2008)
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