Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People's Guide to the by James Kilgore

By James Kilgore

We all comprehend that orange is the hot black and mass incarceration is the recent Jim Crow, yet how a lot can we truly learn about the constitution, pursuits, and effect of our legal justice procedure? Understanding Mass Incarceration bargains the 1st finished evaluate of the incarceration equipment installed position by means of the world’s greatest jailer: the United States.

Drawing on a transforming into physique of educational paintings, Understanding Mass Incarceration describes in undeniable English the numerous competing theories of felony justice—from rehabilitation to retribution, from restorative justice to justice reinvestment. In a full of life and available kind, writer James Kilgore illuminates the adaptation among prisons and jails, probation and parole, laying out key suggestions and regulations resembling the battle on medications, damaged home windows policing, three-strikes sentencing, the school-to-prison pipeline, recidivism, and criminal privatization. educated by way of the the most important lenses of race and gender, he addresses matters often passed over from the dialogue: the speedily expanding incarceration of girls, Latinos, and transgender humans; the turning out to be imprisonment of immigrants; and the devastating effect of mass incarceration on communities.

Both box advisor and primer, Understanding Mass Incarceration may be a necessary source for these engaged in felony justice activism in addition to these new to the subject.

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