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Title:
Locked down, locked out : why prison doesn't work and how we can do better
Author:
Schenwar, Maya.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, BK Currents Books, [2014]
Physical Description:
vii, 228 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
"35,000 Americans are arrested every day, and the number of prisoners has increased 500% over the last three decades. Truthout Executive Director Maya Schenwar shows that incarceration actually doesn't deter crime, looks at its devastating effect on families and communities, and offers more humane and more effective alternatives"--
Language:
English
Contents:
Into the hole -- Visiting room -- 100-year communication rewind -- On the homefront -- "Only her first bid" -- Disposable babies -- Case for a pen pal -- Working from the inside out : decarcerate! -- Telling stories -- Peace room -- A wakeup -- Not an ending.
ISBN:
9781626562691
Format :
Book