This guide describes sources for current and historical newspapers available in print, electronically, and on microfilm through the UW-Madison Libraries. These sources are categorized by pages: Current, Historical, Local/Madison, Wisconsin, US, Alternative/Ethnic, and International.
"PARC is a prison abolitionist group committed to exposing and challenging all forms of institutionalized racism, sexism, able-ism, heterosexism, and classism, specifically within the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC)."
About Prison Issues
This guide focuses on prisons and correctional institutions in the United States, including alternatives to incarceration.
Try searching these terms using the resources linked on this page:prisons, prisons AND United States, prisons AND mental health, prisons AND rehabilition, incarceration OR imprisonment OR prisons, correctional institut* AND women, correctional institut* AND disababilities, prisons AND discrimination
This Department of Justice site contains the full text of the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), as well as a description of the Special Litigation Section that resolves issues pertaining to CRIPA. Relevant links are included.
"Locate federal prisons nationwide; learn how to locate inmates; and check prison employment opportunities. Find statistical information on institutions and inmates, including a weekly population report by institution, and inmate breakdowns by age, race, security level, and other criteria. Read historical documents and articles concerning BOP history, including Alcatraz and a list of all federal prisoners executed since 1927."
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC) provides viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles related to controversial social issues.
FedStats provides access to the statistics found in the publications of more than 70 United States federal government agencies. Searches on FedStats provide direct links to federal agency statistical publications in both full-text and tabular format.