American Furies : Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment (Paperback)

Author: Abramsky, Sasha

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Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780807042236
SKU 206287823
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0807042234
Release Date 5/1/2008
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 5.5L x 0.75T
"[A] well-researched book on a significant American problem that's often locked away behind bars."
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Annotation Journalist Sasha Abramsky presents a through and perceptive investigative report on the U.S. prison system, which is huge and growing, and which has little or no relation to any true concept of justice. Abramsky examines several key topics, including overly-long sentences for non-violent crimes, overcrowding and brutality, and the trend toward privatizing prisons. He also charges that the prisons are used to dehumanize and oppress a large sector of the population, exposing just how the system affects people while they are in it and long afterward. The prison system reflects a vindictive society that is itself debased by it, and he pulls no punches in this comprehensive, well-researched wake up call to a nation that, in his view, prefers to look away from the problem.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0213
Publisher Beacon Press (MA)
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