A social history of the Montana State Prison
1. The Majesty of the Law: Vigilatism and Western Prisons
2. Penitentiary on a Shoestring
3. "The Accursed Thing": The Territorial Penitentiary
4. No Warden More Efficient: Frank Conley
5. Getting Tough on Crime: 1921 to the Present
Keith Edgerton is associate professor of history at Montana State University-Billings.
"Perhaps no historical environment is better for revealing the force with which race, class, and gender shape American life than a prison. The evidence here demonstrates beyond contradiction that finances drive public policy, especially when they should not. Montana Justice will be a welcome addition to western history, but also to the many disciplines that concern themselves with the human condition in modern America."oAnne M. Butler, Utah State University