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A good source for information on prisons in France is the World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems. This ebook encyclopedia is accessible to you from home through Gale Virtual Reference Library - a direct link is below. You will need the GALILEO password,which you can find in ANGEL.

Once you are in GVRL, look on the left side of the screen for the subject, Law. Then select the ebook, volume 1, France

You will also find information in the articles database, Academic Search Complete (a direct link is also below)

type in the words: prisons and france,

limit your search:

  • to full text
  • by date (2008 to now)
  • and to magazines & newspapers

For example, here is the title and abstract of one article that you may find of interest. The full text is available.

Still Miserable
Economist, 5/16/2009, Vol. 391 Issue 8631, p56-57, 2p

The article focuses on efforts to improve prisonconditions in France. Conditions in that country'sprisons are among the worst in Europe. New prisonconstruction by the government to alleviate the situation is being outstripped by a dramatic increase in the number of prisoners created by strict mandatory sentencing laws.

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