Prison Life in Popular Culture: From The Big House to Orange is the New Black.
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Through the centuries, prisons were closed institutions, full of secrets and shrouded in mystery. But modern media culture has opened the gates. Dawn Cecil explores decades of popular culture--from Golden Age Hollywood films to YouTube videos, from newspapers to beer labels, hip-hop music, and children's books--to reveal how prison imagery shapes our understanding of who commits crimes, why, and how the criminal justice system should respond
Lynne Rienner Publications
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Cecil, Dawn K., "Prison Life in Popular Culture: From The Big House to Orange is the New Black." (2015). Faculty Books. 28.