1. Existential Crisis of the
This paper was written in 1971, 2 years after I started working at Auburn Correctional Facility. With no formal
education about prisons, prisoners or anything to do with the prison system, I went to the library at my Alma
Mater, the University of Rochester; the Seymour Library, Auburn's community library and read everything I could
find in the New York Times and other magazines. I listened to the prisoners with whom I taught, the other
teachers with whom I worked and the correctional officers who guarded us all. Luckily the late 1960's
and early 1970's was a period when prison issues and issues of justice were much in the news. This paper pulls
together my thinking about what I was observing and learning about the men whom I taught.
2. Lombardo Learning
This article was written for the book, Experiencing Corrections: From Practioner to Professor, edited by Michael
Johnson. (Sage, 2011). http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book235159. This article describes some
of my early prison experiences (1969-1972)and the materials I read that helped me make sense of these
3. Lombardo - Attica Remembered.pdf
This article was written in rememberance of the 25th anniversary of the events at Attica Prison.
Attica took place 2 years after I started teaching at Auburn Prison in 1969. I often discussed Attica
with friends and one suggested that I do a presentation for our Old Dominion University community. This paper
is a response to that request.
4. Lombardo -
Stress Change and Collective Violence in Prison.pdf
This paper was originally published in a collection put together by Hans Toch and Robert Johnson. The Pains
of Imprisonment (Waveland, 1988). The paper provides a way for understanding how change in prison affects the
dynamics of social interaction resulting in collective violence. A riot at Auburn Prison in 1970 (a year after I
started my connections with prison) and and the Attica riot of 1971 where two examples of "collective
violence" I sought to understand as I worked on this paper. The paper was republised in Michael Braswell, Reid
Montromery and Lucien Lombardo's 2nd edition of Prison Violence in America published by Anderson
Publishers in 1998.
Collective Violence In Prisons - Psychosocial Dimensions and Ritualistic Transformations.pdf
6. Prisonography - Sources of
Knowledge about Prisons.pdf
This paper was written for a collection edited by Sean O'Toole and Simon Eyland of Australia and published by
Federation Press in 2008. It serves as a pedagogical tool to help those studying correctional institutions and
corrections critically analyze differences in sources of knowledge about this poitically charged
7. Jail Officer Training
This paper draws lessons for the development of training programs for officers in jails and prisons. It
integrates information gained from training programs conducted with correctrional officers in the New York City and
New Jersey Correctional Systems. Lessons form these training experiences are linked to literature on
correctional officer training.
8. Lombardo - Pen and
This article written in 1994 makes predictions about the state of correctional institutions (the 'pen') in
2010. It was written for the collection CRIME AND JUSTICE IN THE YEAR 2010 (1995) edited by John Klofas and Stan
Stojkovic (Belmont, CA: Brooks Cole). The article develops through an analysis of a dialectic of correctional
change based in 200 years of correctional history, an analysis of contemporary forces driving both stability and
change in correctional institutions. Based on this understanding a number of predictions are made on what might be
happening in correctional institions in 2010. Graduate students have often used this article for an analysis of the
accuracy of the predictions.
9. Group Dynamics and CO
This article explores the notion that the correctional officer subculture is an impedement to "positive
behaviors" that help inmates. Analyzing the correctional officer subculture through the lens of "group
dynamics" finds that it is not necessarily a hinderencw to positive role behaviors, however, under conditions of
stress, the negative aspects of the subculture can emerge.
10. Lombardo, Mental
Health Work in Prisons and Jails 1985.pdf
This article describes how correctional officers play a dynamic role in reducing inmate mental health problems
associated with the conditions of confinement.