Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 August 2021

256 Pages | 4 b/W halftones; 2 b/w line drawings


ISBN: 9780197507902

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Redistributing the Poor

Jails, Hospitals, and the Crisis of Law and Fiscal Austerity

Armando Lara-Millán

  • Offers a new alternative to the current and widely-accepted explanations for the rise of medicine in jails and its decline in public hospitals
  • Provides a vivid ethnography of the daily process of filling up overcrowding jails and public hospitals and archival research of government decision-makers
  • Pairs ethnography with archival research to offer a new theory about the way that criminal justice, welfare, and poverty governance work

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