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Title:
Understanding mass incarceration : a people's guide to the key civil rights struggle of our time
Author:
Kilgore, James William, 1947- author.
Publication Information:
New York : The New Press, 2015.

©2015
Physical Description:
264 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Summary:
"We all know that orange is the new black and mass incarceration is the new Jim Crow, but how much do we actually know about the structure, goals, and impact of our criminal justice system? Understanding Mass Incarceration offers the first comprehensive overview of the incarceration apparatus put in place by the world's largest jailer: the United States. Drawing on a growing body of academic and professional work, Kilgore describes in plain English the many competing theories of criminal justice--from rehabilitation to retribution, from restorative justice to justice reinvestment."--
Language:
English
Contents:
Part one: The basics of mass incarceration -- A snapshot of the system -- Building popular support for growing the prison system -- "Lock 'em up and throw away the key" : the rise of mass incarceration -- Part two: The many faces of "tough on crime" -- The war on drugs -- The war on immigrants -- The death of rehabilitation -- Jail : the local face of mass incarceration -- The school-to-prison pipeline -- Part three: The gendered threads of punishment -- The folks left behind -- Women's prisons -- Part four: Prison profiteers -- Private prisons -- Incarceration, Inc. -- Part five: Ending mass incarceration -- Changing the mind-set -- Organizing to end mass incarceration.
ISBN:
9781620970676
Format :
Book