The Warehouse Prison
Disposal of the New Dangerous Class
Afterword by Barbara Owen
This book examines the forces that have made the United States the most punitive nation in the world--perhaps in all of history. The Warehouse Prison covers all major topics in corrections. Irwin's student-friendly, accessible text brings a real-world, "insider's" perspective to his depiction of prison life. Abundant quotations from individuals within the correctional system add drama, flavor, and interest. The Warehouse Prison is a unique study of the modern prison, essential reading for students of corrections and criminal justice.