James V. Bennett, former director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons said in 1960: "[O]ne of the anomalies of our present legal folklore is the fact that the overwhelming majority of lawyers, including those who are elevated to the bench, have never seen with their own eyes how the kind of medicine they prescribe is actually administered." In light of this anomaly, three issues of the Nebraska Law Review will be devoted primarily to a discussion of post-conviction institutions and procedures. This issue contains articles from “A Symposium on Prisons and Correctional Law (Part I).”