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A comparative study of correctional management that illustrates how the introduction of internal governing systems in prisons can encourage civilized behavior, provide order, and enforce punishment.

Challenging the accepted notions about prisons, Governing Prisons argues for the necessity of ensuring these facilities are made safely humane.

John J. Dilulio argues that the key to better prisons is a highly disciplined constitutional government that involves employing prison managers that are able toconrol themselves while working to control the inmates.​

John J. Dilulio Jr. is an American political scientist. He received his B.A. and M.A. at University of Pennsylvania where he currently serves as the Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society.