Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People's Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time

Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People's Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time


We all understand that orange is the hot black and mass incarceration is the recent Jim Crow, yet how a lot can we really find out about the constitution, objectives, and impression of our felony justice procedure? Understanding Mass Incarceration bargains the 1st accomplished review of the incarceration gear installed position by way of the world’s greatest jailer: the United States.

Drawing on a growing to be physique of educational paintings, Understanding Mass Incarceration describes in simple 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 sort, writer James Kilgore illuminates the variation among prisons and jails, probation and parole, laying out key suggestions and guidelines similar to the battle on medicinal drugs, damaged home windows policing, three-strikes sentencing, the school-to-prison pipeline, recidivism, and legal privatization. proficient via the the most important lenses of race and gender, he addresses concerns often passed over from the dialogue: the speedily expanding incarceration of girls, Latinos, and transgender humans; the starting to be imprisonment of immigrants; and the devastating influence of mass incarceration on communities.

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

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