Guarding Supermax Prisons

From the Series Highly Guarded Places
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See what goes into safely securing and guarding some of the world's most violent criminals in supermax prisons. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, fact-filled captions and sidebars, detailed photographs, an informational diagram, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.

  • No Escape
  • The Birth of Supermax Prisons
  • High Tech Security
  • Prisoner Restrictions
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
Copyright 2017
BISACS JNF000000, JNF016000, JNF038100
Genre Hi-Lo, Nonfiction
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Series Highly Guarded Places
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Lexile 710
ISBN 9781503808072
Title Format Reinforced book
Release Date 2016-08-01
Author Maddie Spalding
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, Table of contents
Dewey 365
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Guided Reading Level W
ATOS Reading Level 4.6
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Quiz 184045
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Points 0.5

A noteworthy review of Highly Guarded Places from Horn Book Guide on April 1, 2017

Highly Guarded Places series. It’s all about protection in these examinations of guarding important or high-profile entities. From America’s gold storehouse and nuclear facilities to prisons or the president, these seven entries briefly describe the history and necessary safety measures taken with regards to each one. Captioned color and black-and-white photos, maps, and sidebars complement the straightforward narratives. Reading list. Glos., ind.

A noteworthy review of Highly Guarded Places from School Library Journal on November 1, 2016

Well-writlen text and a copious amount of illustrations on an attention grabbing subject make for an attractive series. Each title begins with a real-life account concerning an immense peril to U.S. citizens or property. After the hook, the text delves into where the recognizable (and highly guarded) U.S. landmark is and why it is important to our history. In addition to the brief background on each location, kids will especially hone in on the information detailing what it takes to keep these locations secure, be it underground chambers in Federal Reserve, concrete walls in CDC, or remote control gates and doors in Supermax Prisons. The writing style is light and conversational, but packed with amazing facts. For example, in Fort Knox, the author writes: ‘Want lo visit Fort Knox? Not so fast. You would not be able to get near the depository. No visitors are allowed. This is a strict rule with no exceptions. Today, even the U.S. president cannot get into Fort Knox.’ VERDICT Informative and exciting, this is a series that will not sit long on shelves.

A noteworthy review of Highly Guarded Places from Booklist on October 1, 2016

If the swirling lengths of razor wire don’t ensnare readers, the chance to look into a cell in the most secure prison in the U.S. will. Kicking off with bank robber Jack Powers’ prison escape and relocation to Colorado’s federal supermax prison, the Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX), this book explains the history and security features of supermaximum prisons and the types of criminals housed there. It focuses on ADX, home to Ted Kaczynski and Zacarias Moussaoui, but prisons such as Alcatraz and Eastern State Penitentiary are referenced as well. Photo illustrations show how supermax prisons utilize traditional and high-tech security features, and the text touches on the ethical debate surrounding the use of solitary confinement in these facilities. Engagingly written and surprisingly comprehensive, this entry in the Highly Guarded Places series will captivate readers.

Author: Maddie Spalding

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