Are prisons obsolete?

by Davis, Angela Yvonne, 1944-

Format: Print Book ©2003.
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Summary
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.
Additional Information
Series Open Media book.
Subjects Imprisonment -- United States.
Imprisonment -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Prisons -- United States.
Prisons -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Criminals -- Rehabilitation -- United States.
Criminals -- Rehabilitation -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Alternatives to imprisonment -- United States.
Publisher New York :Seven Stories Press,©2003.
Language English
Description 128 pages ; 18 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-127).
ISBN 9781583225813 (pbk.)
1583225811 (pbk.)
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