Prison, Inc.: A Convict Exposes Life Inside a Private Prison

Prison, Inc.: A Convict Exposes Life Inside a Private Prison

by K.C. Carceral, Thomas J. Bernard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 081479954X

ISBN-13: 9780814799543

Pub. Date: 12/01/2005

Publisher: New York University Press

Prison, Inc. provides a first-hand account of life behind bars in a controversial new type of prison facility: the private prison. These for-profit prisons are becoming increasingly popular as state budgets get tighter. Yet as privatization is seen as a necessary and cost-saving measure, not much is known about how these facilities are run and whether or

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Prison, Inc. provides a first-hand account of life behind bars in a controversial new type of prison facility: the private prison. These for-profit prisons are becoming increasingly popular as state budgets get tighter. Yet as privatization is seen as a necessary and cost-saving measure, not much is known about how these facilities are run and whether or not they can effectively watch over this difficult and dangerous population. For the first time, Prison, Inc. provides a look inside one of these private prisons as told through the eyes of an actual inmate, K.C. Carceral who has been in the prison system for over twenty years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814799543
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Series:
Alternative Criminology Series
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Thomas J. Bernard
Acknowledgments
Part I Welcome to Enterprise
1 The Politics of Enterprise Prison
2 Orientation
3 New Prison Problems
Part II Guerrilla Warfare
4 Wild Wild West
5 Beat Down Crew
6 The Zoo
Part III My Tour
7 Caught Up
8 The Other Enemy
9 Gang Related
10 Seg Time
Part IV An Exercise in Futility
11 Riot
12 Lockdown
13 Aftermath
Part V Taking Control
14 The Masters
15 The Servants
16 The Power
Part VI Analysis
17 Factors Contributing to Violence and Its Control
Notes
Glossary
About the Author and the Editor

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