Selma, Alabama's Cahaba Federal Prison is unique with a mortality rate less than 3%. Peter Cozzens analyzes the successful administration of this more humane prison in the link below. Other links are provided for further reading.
- Cozzens, P. (2014) Humanity and Hope in a Southern Prison, New York Times, April 14
- History and Legacy, Cahaba Federal Prison
- Civil War Prisons, Cahaba