Controversial Issues in Corrections is part of a new series of books published by Allyn & Bacon for Criminal Justice. It utilizes a unique debate format to discuss controversial issues in the field of corrections. Anyone with an interest in prisons and the correctional process will find this book an invaluable resource. Topics addressed in this book were chosen with a conscious effort to include those that are the most controversial. The contributing authors come from a variety of backgrounds, academic disciplines, and perspectives. The contributors were each solicited because of their expertise in their respective topics as well as their enthusiasm for debating. This book is an invaluable tool for professors who strive to expand their students' critical thinking abilities as well as the students' views on controversial topics.