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The Resource Texas tough : the rise of America's prison empire, Robert Perkinson

Texas tough : the rise of America's prison empire, Robert Perkinson

Label
Texas tough : the rise of America's prison empire
Title
Texas tough
Title remainder
the rise of America's prison empire
Statement of responsibility
Robert Perkinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the prison business, all roads lead to Texas. The most locked-down state in the nation has led the way in criminal justice severity, from assembly-line executions to isolation supermaxes, from prison privatization to sentencing juveniles as adults. This history of American imprisonment, from the days of slavery to the present, shows how a plantation-based penal system once dismissed as barbaric becomes the national template, and how that injustice can change. Drawing on convict accounts, official records, and interviews with prisoners, guards, and lawmakers, the author, a historian reveals the Southern roots of our present-day prison colossus. While conventional histories emphasize the North's rehabilitative approach, he shows how the retributive and profit-driven regime of the South ultimately triumphed. He argues that just as convict leasing and segregation emerged in response to Reconstruction, so today's mass incarceration, with its vast racial disparities, must be seen as a backlash against civil rights. Illuminating the origins of America's prison juggernaut, this book points toward a more just and humane future
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perkinson, Robert
Dewey number
365/.9764
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisons
  • Prison administration
  • Prisoners
  • Prison administration
  • Prisoners
  • Prisons
  • Texas
  • Texas
Label
Texas tough : the rise of America's prison empire, Robert Perkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-466) 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
Prison heartland -- Plantation and penitentiary -- "Worse than slavery" -- The agonies of reform -- The penal colony that wasn't -- "Best in the nation" -- Appeal to justice -- Retributive revolution -- The triumph of Texas tough
Control code
1095612
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
484 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312680473
Lccn
2009014670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312680473
  • (OCoLC)317928797
Label
Texas tough : the rise of America's prison empire, Robert Perkinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-466) 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
Prison heartland -- Plantation and penitentiary -- "Worse than slavery" -- The agonies of reform -- The penal colony that wasn't -- "Best in the nation" -- Appeal to justice -- Retributive revolution -- The triumph of Texas tough
Control code
1095612
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
484 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312680473
Lccn
2009014670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312680473
  • (OCoLC)317928797

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