Are Prisons Obsolete?

Are Prisons Obsolete?

Book - 2003
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Since the 1980s prison construction and incarceration rates in the U.S. have been rising exponentially, evoking huge public concern about their proliferation, their recent privatisation and their promise of enormous profits. But these prisons house hugely disproportionate numbers of people of colour, betraying the racism embedded in the system, while studies show that increasing prison sentences has had no effect on crime. Here, esteemed civil rights activist Angela Davis lays bare the situation and argues for a radical rethinking of our rehabilitation programmes.
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9781583225813
1583225811
Branch Call Number: 365.973 Dav
Characteristics: 128 pages ; 18 cm.

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