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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent riot book
This book was an excellent resource of learning about prison riots. Not only did it describe actions that took place in a detailed manner, but it also brought to light some of the causes contributing to the riots...a must read for corrections officers.
Published on February 15, 2001 by Doug Bowling

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3.0 out of 5 stars Full of detail
This book is AMAZINGLY full of facts and details. It's very dry and factual and is just a big compilation of prison riots and history of Prison riots, which is what it claims to be. Great book if you are writing a research paper or an article or another book but pretty tough to read for entertainment purposes. I'm not all the way done with this book but I'm sure over time...
Published on June 14, 2012 by Wm D. S.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent riot book, February 15, 2001
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Doug Bowling (Columbia, SC, USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: States of Siege: U.S. Prison Riots, 1971-1986 (Paperback)
This book was an excellent resource of learning about prison riots. Not only did it describe actions that took place in a detailed manner, but it also brought to light some of the causes contributing to the riots...a must read for corrections officers.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Factual but not entertaining, January 29, 2013
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Peter (Saranac Lake ,NY) - See all my reviews
This review is from: States of Siege: U.S. Prison Riots, 1971-1986 (Paperback)
I have been a correctional officer for over 14 years in NYS. I bought this book because facility disturbances while part of prison lore often go completely unreported. The book reads more like a statistical data chart than personal accounts of what has happened. It basically flows like a string of Wikipedia articles and although seemingly very detailed I found information missing that correctional staff would be knowledgable enough to know is absent. I could only manage to get about half way through it and I actually gave the book away rather than offer it to another prison guard. The devils Butcher shop is a much better read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Full of detail, June 14, 2012
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This book is AMAZINGLY full of facts and details. It's very dry and factual and is just a big compilation of prison riots and history of Prison riots, which is what it claims to be. Great book if you are writing a research paper or an article or another book but pretty tough to read for entertainment purposes. I'm not all the way done with this book but I'm sure over time I'll tough it out and get all the way through it. I knocked stars off for the tiny tiny tiny tiny font the book is printed in and another for the dry nature of the content with no attempt to shape it into a palletable read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, November 17, 2009
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This book is that rarest of finds - a scholarly analysis written in an engaging, accessible style. Worthwhile reading for the merely curious as well as students of sociology, criminology, or psychology.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, December 31, 2014
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This review is from: States of Siege: U.S. Prison Riots, 1971-1986 (Paperback)
interesting book
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States of Siege: U.S. Prison Riots, 1971-1986
States of Siege: U.S. Prison Riots, 1971-1986 by Bert Useem (Paperback - July 18, 1991)
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