Re: [sixties-l] Research help on incarcerated c.o.'s

From: Joseph Jones (UBC Library) (
Date: 09/25/00

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    Dear Barbara Gamer --
    Here are three books, in descending order of usefulness for your
    topic.  They are all relevant.
     Title: In the service of their country ; war resisters in prison.
     Author: Gaylin, Willard.
     Published: New York, Viking Press [1970]
     Tollefson, James W., 1950-
     The strength not to fight : an oral history of conscientious
         objectors of the Vietnam War
     Boston : Little, Brown, c1993   vi, 248 p.
     Title: When can I come home?
     Author: Polner, Murray, ed.
     Published: Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Books, 1972.
    Joseph Jones    University of British Columbia Library
    On Fri, 22 Sep 2000 wrote:
         not a list member, please respond off-list.--the modr8r
         Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2000 17:33:42 -0700
         From: Barbara Gamer <>
         Subject: Research help on incarcerated c.o.'s
         I am a writer.  I need information about how Vietnam conscientious 
         objectors or draft resisters  who went to prison were 
         treated.  Specifically, I am interested in how were they classified within 
         the Bureau of Prisons, what if any special problems they encountered within 
         the prison population, what their continuing contact with the peace 
         movement was during incarceration, how they viewed the experience after it 
         was finished.  I am also interested in background information like 
         descriptions of the facilities, food, work, visiting restrictions, phone 
         and mail privileges.
               If you have personal experiences, can refer me to someone who does 
         have personal experience, or can refer me to any books on the subject, I 
         would be grateful.  Please respond to me personally.  Thank you.

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