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Published: 01 July 2015

264 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190211035

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A Country Called Prison

Mass Incarceration and the Making of a New Nation

Mary D. Looman and John D. Carl

  • Authors' substantial experience brings new insight on current prison life with a novel analogy for addressing prison issues in this country.
  • Provides current data on the state of American prisons.
  • Proposes paradigm shift that asks readers to consider prison in a very different reality.
  • Provides the reader with a historical background on how prison became a country.
  • Provides the reader with a plan for change, whereby specific policy suggestions are made.
  • Includes stories from personal experiences in the prison system to help illustrate the points made.

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