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The Resource Inside private prisons : an American dilemma in the age of mass incarceration, Lauren-Brooke Eisen

Inside private prisons : an American dilemma in the age of mass incarceration, Lauren-Brooke Eisen

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Inside private prisons : an American dilemma in the age of mass incarceration
Title
Inside private prisons
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an American dilemma in the age of mass incarceration
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Lauren-Brooke Eisen
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eng
Summary
"When the tough-on-crime politics of the 1980s overcrowded state prisons, private companies saw potential profit in building and operating correctional facilities. Today more than a hundred thousand of the 1.5 million incarcerated Americans are held in private prisons in twenty-nine states and federal corrections. Private prisons are criticized for making money off mass incarceration--to the tune of $5 billion in annual revenue. Based on [the author's] work as a prosecutor, journalist, and attorney at policy think tanks, [this book] blends investigative reportage and quantitative and historical research to analyze privatized corrections in America. From divestment campaigns to boardrooms to private immigration-detention centers across the Southwest, [the author] examines private prisons through the eyes of inmates, their families, correctional staff, policymakers, activists, Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees, undocumented immigrants, and the executives of America's largest private prison corporations. Private prisons have become ground zero in the anti-mass-incarceration movement. Universities have divested from these companies, political candidates hesitate to accept their campaign donations, and the Department of Justice tried to phase out its contracts with them. On the other side, impoverished rural towns often try to lure the for-profit prison industry to build facilities and create new jobs. Neither an endorsement or a demonization, Inside Private Prisons details the complicated and perverse incentives rooted in the industry, from mandatory bed occupancy to vested interests in mass incarceration. If private prisons are here to stay, how can we fix them? This book is a blueprint for policymakers to reform practices and for concerned citizens to understand our changing carceral landscape."--
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Based on Lauren-Brooke Eisen’s work as a prosecutor, journalist, and attorney at policy think tanks, Inside Private Prisons blends investigative reportage and quantitative and historical research to analyze privatized corrections in America
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10613726
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Eisen, Lauren-Brooke
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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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  • Prisons
  • Privatization
  • Corrections
  • Corrections
  • Prisons
  • Privatization
  • United States
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adult
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an American dilemma in the age of mass incarceration
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Inside private prisons : an American dilemma in the age of mass incarceration, Lauren-Brooke Eisen
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The prison buildup and the birth of private prisons -- How the government privatized -- Prisoners as commodities -- The prison-industrial complex -- Private prisons and the American heartland -- The prison divestment movement -- The politics of private prisons -- Shadow prisons : inside private immigrant detention centers -- Public prisons versus private prisons -- Wrestling with the concept of private prisons -- The future of private prisons
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ocn987716926
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 321 pages
Isbn
9780231179706
Lccn
2017027653
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987716926
Label
Inside private prisons : an American dilemma in the age of mass incarceration, Lauren-Brooke Eisen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The prison buildup and the birth of private prisons -- How the government privatized -- Prisoners as commodities -- The prison-industrial complex -- Private prisons and the American heartland -- The prison divestment movement -- The politics of private prisons -- Shadow prisons : inside private immigrant detention centers -- Public prisons versus private prisons -- Wrestling with the concept of private prisons -- The future of private prisons
Control code
ocn987716926
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 321 pages
Isbn
9780231179706
Lccn
2017027653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987716926

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