Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America's Poor

Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America's Poor

by Paul Wright

ISBN-10: 0415935385

ISBN-13: 9780415935388

Pub. Date: 12/30/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below


First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

The Accused Get What the System Doesn't Pay For6
Absolute Power, Absolute Corruption23
Color Bind30
Capital Crimes41
Drug Policy as Social Control57
"Victims' Rights" as a Stalking-horse for State Repression60
Swept Away66
An American Seduction73
Deadly Nostalgia85
Secrecy, Power, Indefinite Detention93
Trapped by the System100
Relocation Blues106
Making Slave Labor Fly112
The Politics of Prison Labor120
Work Strike Suppressed and Sabotaged in Ohio129
Prison Jobs and Free Market Unemployment133
Bailing Out Private Jails138
Juvenile Crime Pays - But At What Cost?148
University Professor Shills for Private Prison Industry154
Campus Activism Defeats Multinational's Prison Profiteering156
Juveniles Held Hostage for Profit by CSC in Florida164
The New Bedlam168
Wreaking Medical Mayhem on Women Prisoners in Washington State174
Hepatitis C181
Dying for Profits187
"The Judge Gave Me Ten Years. He Didn't Sentence Me to Death"195
FDOC Hazardous to Prisoners' Health204
Bill Clinton's Blood Trails210
The Restraint Chair216
Cowboys and Prisoners227
Deliberate Indifference231
Guarding Their Silence252
Our Sisters' Keepers258
Not Part of My Sentence262
"Make it Hard for Them"269
Anatomy of a Whitewash274
Sentenced to the Backwaters of Greene County, PA276
Prison Litigation 1950-2000281
Barring the Federal Courthouses to Prisoners301
The Limits of Law315
About Prison Legal News321

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