Inspecting a prison law library
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Published by Wm. W. Gaunt in Holmes Beach, Fla .
Written in English


  • Prison libraries -- Standards.,
  • Law libraries -- Standards.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Gene Teitelbaum.
LC ClassificationsZ675.P8 T44 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationi, 70 p. :
Number of Pages70
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2218284M
ISBN 100912004711
LC Control Number89045138

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