The Society of Captives: A Study of a Maximum Security Prison by Gresham M. Sykes soon to be available at the astounding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1974, Paperback.
A Later Printing.
From the cover: The Society of Captives, first published in 1958, is a classic of modern criminology and one of the most important books ever written about prison. Gresham Sykes wrote the book at the height of the Cold War, motivated by the worlds experience of fascism and communism to study the closest thing to a totalitarian system in American life: a maximum security prison. His analysis calls into question the extent to which prisons can succeed in their attempts to control every facet of life or whether the strong bonds between prisoners make it impossible to run a prison without finding ways of accommodating the prisoners.
[XX] 144 pages. C Format (8½” x 5¼”).