Challenging the Brotherhood : an in-depth account of Indiana prison reform

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dc.contributor.advisor Masse, Mark H., 1952- en_US Bode, Josephine D. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:30:33Z 2011-06-03T19:30:33Z 2007 en_US 2007
dc.identifier LD2489.Z8 2007 .B63 en_US
dc.description.abstract Using literary journalistic techniques, the researcher profiled two individuals who took great risks to expose the "Brotherhood," a white supremacist group that thrived at Putnamville Prison, Putnamville, Indiana, for more than a decade. The researcher conducted in-depth interviews with Dr. Kelsey Kauffman and Jerry Collins. Kauffman, a prison reformer and college professor, spent several years secretly documenting the events at Putnamville. She was instrumental in helping to pass state legislation reforming the Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC), exposing the Brotherhood and high-ranking DOC officials involved in illegal activities. Collins, an internal affairs investigator at Putnamville, was nearly beaten to death by members of the Brotherhood, seeking to silence him. The researcher employed saturation reporting, immersion journalism, and narrative nonfiction writing methods to profile these two individuals and recount the history of prison reform at Putnamville and across Indiana. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.format.extent 187 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Brotherhood (Gang) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prisons -- Indiana -- Putnamville. en_US
dc.subject.other Collins, Jerry, 1960- en_US
dc.subject.other Kauffman, Kelsey. en_US
dc.subject.other Indiana State Farm -- Administration. en_US
dc.title Challenging the Brotherhood : an in-depth account of Indiana prison reform en_US
dc.type Creative project (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.A.) en_US
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