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The Resource Mass incarceration on trial : a remarkable court decision and the future of prisons in America, Jonathan Simon

Mass incarceration on trial : a remarkable court decision and the future of prisons in America, Jonathan Simon

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Mass incarceration on trial : a remarkable court decision and the future of prisons in America
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Mass incarceration on trial
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a remarkable court decision and the future of prisons in America
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Jonathan Simon
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eng
Summary
"For nearly forty years the United States has been gripped by policies that have placed more than 2.5 million Americans in jails and prisons designed to hold a fraction of that number of inmates. Our prisons are not only vast and overcrowded, they are degrading-relying on racist gangs, lockdowns, and Supermax-style segregation units to maintain a tenuous order. Mass Incarceration on Trial examines a series of landmark decisions about prison conditions-culminating in Brown v. Plata, decided in May 2011 by the U.S. Supreme Court-that has opened an unexpected escape route from this trap of "tough on crime" politics. This set of rulings points toward values that could restore legitimate order to American prisons and, ultimately, lead to the demise of mass incarceration. Simon argues that much like the school segregation cases of the last century, these new cases represent a major breakthrough in jurisprudence-moving us from a hollowed-out vision of civil rights to the threshold of human rights and giving court backing for the argument that, because the conditions it creates are fundamentally cruel and unusual, mass incarceration is inherently unconstitutional. Since the publication of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow, states around the country have begun to question the fundamental fairness of our criminal justice system. This book offers a provocative and brilliant reading to the end of mass incarceration. "--
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10342227
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1959-
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Simon, Jonathan
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344.7303/5
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF9730
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.S56 2014
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non fiction
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  • Prisons
  • Correctional law
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Punishment
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a remarkable court decision and the future of prisons in America
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Mass incarceration on trial : a remarkable court decision and the future of prisons in America, Jonathan Simon
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-197) and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 209 pages
Isbn
9781595587695
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(hardback)
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2013045415
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)744288394
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Mass incarceration on trial : a remarkable court decision and the future of prisons in America, Jonathan Simon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 209 pages
Isbn
9781595587695
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013045415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)744288394

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