America Is The Prison

Author: Lee Bernstein
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807833878
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Lee Bernstein explores the forc Bernstein explores the forces that sparked a dramatic "prison art renaissance" in the 1970s, when incarcerated people produced powerful works of writing, performance, and visual art.

The First Civil Right

Author: Naomi Murakawa
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199892784
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In The First Civil Right, Naomi Murakawa inverts the conventional wisdom by arguing that the expansion of the federal carceral state-a system that disproportionately imprisons blacks and Latinos-was, in fact, rooted in the civil-rights ...

Prison Food In America

Author: Erika Camplin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442253487
Size: 71.54 MB
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Prison Food in America offers a high-level snapshot of the fare offered behind bars, its general guidelines and regulations, fascinating stories about prisoners and food, and the remarkable and varied ways food plays a role in the fabric of ...

Texas Tough

Author: Robert Perkinson
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1429952776
Size: 45.35 MB
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Texas Tough, a sweeping history of American imprisonment from the days of slavery to the present, shows how a plantation-based penal system once dismissed as barbaric became the national template.

Punishment And Inequality In America

Author: Bruce Western
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
ISBN: 1610445554
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In Punishment and Inequality in America, sociologist Bruce Western explores the recent era of mass incarceration and the serious social and economic consequences it has wrought.

The Prison And The Gallows

Author: Marie Gottschalk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139455214
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This book argues that punitive penal policies were forged by particular social movements and interest groups within the constraints of larger institutional structures and historical developments that distinguish the United States from other ...

Prison Writing In 20th Century America

Author: H. Bruce Franklin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440621284
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of their writings comes from their lives as dropouts, rejects, criminals, and rebels
in American society and as inhabitants of America's prisons. Few of these authors
are known outside the circles of those who explore and support prison writing,
including the dozens of dedicated writers who have taught prison workshops,
some small presses, and organizations like the Fortune Society and PEN, which
sponsors annual contests for incarcerated writers. If these unknown writers, most
with ...