Books On The Subject – HidingFromGoro – May 10 (2/4)

Some books:

Capitalist Punishment: Prison Privatization and Human Rights
Acres of Skin: Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison
Gates of Injustice: The Crisis in America’s Prisons
Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration
The Rich Get Richer and The Poor Get Prison
The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America
America’s Prisons: The Movement Toward Profit and Privatization
Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis
Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (“A magnificent analysis of the political economy of super-incarceration and the slave plantations that California calls prisons.”)
The Perpetual Prisoner Machine: How America Profits From Crime
Abolition Democracy: Beyond Prisons, Torture, and Empire
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire

and

Life Sentences: Rage and Survival Behind Bars

quote:

“…required reading for all fifty United States governors and for all present and future Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates…the most convincing argument I have read against our nationwide desire to deal with lawbreakers by ‘locking ’em up and throwing away the key.'”

— Russell Banks, The New York Times Book Review

“Life Sentences is an aberration. Out of the violence, madness and uselessness has come a work of uncommon and lasting value.”

— Colman McCarthy, Washington Post Book World

“Life Sentences is an extraordinary act of courage that should prick the conscience of every American. Rideau and Wikberg take readers inside the bowels of Angola…Within such a manmade hell, they become living proof that some can rise above the cesspool despite colossal odds.”

— Pete Earley, author of The Hothouse: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison — Review

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