The American Prison

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND American prisons have been shaped from the beginning by race as they were created in the context of a racist society. From the very founding of the United States, slavery, the ultimate imprisonment, was reserved ...

The American Prison

For the first time in four decades, prison populations are declining and politicians have reached the consensus that mass imprisonment is no longer sustainable. At this unique moment in the history of corrections, the opportunity has emerged to discuss in meaningful ways how best to shape efforts to control crime and to intervene effectively with offenders. The American Prison: Imagining a Different Future, by Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl, Lero Johnson, and Mary K. Stohr, pulls together established correctional scholars to imagine what this prison future might entail. Each scholar uses his or her expertise to craft—in an accessible way for students to read—a blueprint for how to create a new penology along a particular theme. For example, one contributor writes about how to use existing research expertise to create a prison that is therapeutic and another provides insight on how to create a "feminist" prison. In the final chapter the editors pull together the "lessons learned" in a cohesive, comprehensive essay.

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The American Prison
Language: en
Pages: 263
Authors: H. G. Moeller, Anthony P. Travisono, American Correctional Association
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983 - Publisher: Amer Correctional Assn

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American Prison
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Shane Bauer
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-18 - Publisher: Penguin

An enraging, necessary look at the private prison system, and a convincing clarion call for prison reform.” —NPR.org New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 * One of President Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2018 * Winner of the 2019 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize * Winner
The American Prison
Language: en
Pages: 285
Authors: Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson, Mary K. Stohr
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-25 - Publisher: SAGE

This volume is an attempt to be at the forefront of engaging in this conversation about the future of the American prison. Ináthirteen chapters,áthe authorsáask established correctional scholars to imagine what this prison future might entail. Each scholar uses their expertise to craftùin an accessible way for students to readùa
Race and Masculinity in Contemporary American Prison Novels
Language: en
Pages: 158
Authors: Auli Ek
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-28 - Publisher: Routledge

This book offers an interdisciplinary analysis of how contemporary American prison narratives reflect and produce ideologies of masculinity in the United States, and in so doing, compellingly engages popular culture in order to demonstrate the profound ways in which implicit understandings of prison life shape all Americans, and their reactions
Rethinking the American Prison Movement
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Dan Berger, Toussaint Losier
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-30 - Publisher: Routledge

Rethinking the American Prison Movement provides a short, accessible overview of the transformational and ongoing struggles against America’s prison system. Dan Berger and Toussaint Losier show that prisoners have used strikes, lawsuits, uprisings, writings, and diverse coalitions with free-world allies to challenge prison conditions and other kinds of inequality. From