Why Are Prison Riots Declining While Prison Populations Explode?

Bernstein, Joseph
December 2013
Atlantic;Dec2013, Vol. 312 Issue 5, p1
The article discusses the decline in prison violence and riots in the U.S. despite the growth in U.S. prison populations. Topics discussed include the widespread use of Correctional Emergency Response Teams (CERT) in prisons, a mock prison riot that is held annually at the state penitentiary in Moundsville, West Virginia in an attempt to train jailers in dealing with such riots, and a workshop taught by John Kingston, a CERT commander from Pennsylvania.


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