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The Resource A country called prison : mass incarceration and the making of a new nation, Mary D. Looman, John D. Carl

A country called prison : mass incarceration and the making of a new nation, Mary D. Looman, John D. Carl

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A country called prison : mass incarceration and the making of a new nation
Title
A country called prison
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mass incarceration and the making of a new nation
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Mary D. Looman, John D. Carl
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Mass incarceration and the making of a new nation
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eng
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"The United States is the world leader in incarcerating citizens. 707 people out of every 100,000 are imprisoned. If those currently incarcerated in the US prison system were a country, it would be the 102nd most populated nation in the world. Aside from looking at the numbers, if we could look at prison from a new viewpoint, as its own country rather than an institution made up of walls and wires, policies and procedures, and legal statutes, what might we be able to learn? In A Country Called Prison, Mary Looman and John Carl attempt to answer this question by proposing a paradigm shift in the way that American society views mass incarceration. Weaving together sociological and psychological principles, theories of political reform, and real-life stories from experiences working in prison and with at-risk families, Looman and Carl form a foundation of understanding to demonstrate that prison is a culture, not purely an institution made up of fences, building, and policies. Prison continues well after incarceration, as ex-felons leave correctional facilities without legal identification of American citizenship, without money, and often return to impoverished neighborhoods. Imprisoned in the isolation of poverty, these legal aliens turn to illegal ways of providing for themselves and often return to prison. This situation is unsustainable and America is clearly facing an incarceration epidemic that requires a new perspective to eradicate it. A Country Called Prison offers concrete, doable, and economical suggestions to reform not only the prison system, but also to help prisoners return to a healthier life after incarceration"--
Summary
The United States is the world leader in incarceration. We imprison 716 people out of every 100,000 - compare that to Canada (118), France (101), Mexico (210), Japan (51)... even Russia can only manage a prison population rate of 472. The total US prison population is over 2.25 million, greater than the population of 100 different countries. In fact, if the US prison system were a country, it would be the 142nd most populous nation on earth, falling between Jamaica and Namibia. But besides comparisons based on sheer numbers, what might we learn if we viewed prison as a country? In A Country Called Prison, Mary Looman and John Carl will use this question as the starting point for a novel thought experiment
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10435526
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Looman, Mary D
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365/.973
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Carl, John D.
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  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work
  • Imprisonment
  • Prisons
  • Prisoners
  • Imprisonment
  • Prisoners
  • Prisons
  • United States
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adult
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mass incarceration and the making of a new nation
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A country called prison : mass incarceration and the making of a new nation, Mary D. Looman, John D. Carl
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-218) and index
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nc
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text
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txt
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Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to a Country Called Prison -- Chapter 2. What Makes Prisons A Country? -- Chapter 3. Who Are the People of a Country Called Prison? -- Chapter 4. Living in the Country Called Prison -- Chapter 5. Visiting America From a Country Called Prison -- Chapter 6. Emigrating From a Country Called Prison -- Chapter 7. Assimilating a Country Called Prison -- Appendix: Summary of Proposals
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ocn893455267
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780190211035
Lccn
2014039670
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)893455267
Label
A country called prison : mass incarceration and the making of a new nation, Mary D. Looman, John D. Carl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to a Country Called Prison -- Chapter 2. What Makes Prisons A Country? -- Chapter 3. Who Are the People of a Country Called Prison? -- Chapter 4. Living in the Country Called Prison -- Chapter 5. Visiting America From a Country Called Prison -- Chapter 6. Emigrating From a Country Called Prison -- Chapter 7. Assimilating a Country Called Prison -- Appendix: Summary of Proposals
Control code
ocn893455267
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780190211035
Lccn
2014039670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)893455267

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