Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American by Marie Gottschalk

By Marie Gottschalk

The large felony buildup of the earlier 4 a long time has few defenders, but reforms to minimize the numbers of these incarcerated were remarkably modest. in the meantime, an ever-widening carceral nation has sprouted within the shadows, extending its achieve a long way past the felony gate. It sunders households and groups and reworks conceptions of democracy, rights, and citizenship—posing an impressive political and social problem. In Caught, Marie Gottschalk examines why the carceral kingdom is still so tenacious within the usa. She analyzes the shortcomings of the 2 dominant penal reform strategies—one fascinated with addressing racial disparities, the opposite on looking bipartisan, race-neutral suggestions headquartered on reentry, justice reinvestment, and decreasing recidivism.

With a brand new preface comparing the effectiveness of modern proposals to reform mass incarceration, Caught deals a bracing appraisal of the politics of penal reform.

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