The most notable riot was New York's Attica riot in 1971. Prisons were seen as out of control, and by 1980 prisons in more than 40 states came under federal court control (Tonry).
C. The Return to Punishment
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Prisons can no longer be seen as correctional institutions. Criminologist Hans Tochs called prisons "a human warehouse with a jungle like underground" (Samaha). In the 1980's, crime became the main agenda of almost every politician, and the "get tough on crime" era began... Showed next 250 characters
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