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Prison overcrowding hearing before the Subcommittee on Criminal Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-eighth Congress, first session on serious overcrowding in our state prisons and local jails, and the appropriate response of the federal government to this crisis, December 14, 1983. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Criminal Law.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English



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  • Prisons -- United States -- Overcrowding.,
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SeriesS. hrg. ;, 98-621
LC ClassificationsKF26 .J8378 1983b
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 74 p. ;
Number of Pages74
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2999930M
LC Control Number84602419

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