American Furies

Author(s): Sasha Abramsky Publisher: Beacon Press Release date: 2018-12-18
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In this disturbing yet elegant expos of U.S. penitentiaries and their surrounding communities, Sasha Abramsky shows how American prisons have abandoned their long-held ideal of rehabilitation, often for political reasons. After surveying our current state of affairs-life sentences for nonviolent crimes, appalling conditions for inmates, the growth of private prisons, the treatment of juveniles-Abramsky argues that our punitive policies are not only inhuman but deeply counterproductive. Brilliantly researched and compellingly told, American Furies reveals the devastating consequences of a society that believes in "e;lock 'em up and throw away the key."e;

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Series: Beacon Press

Type: mp3

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Series: Beacon Press

Type: mp3

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