Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of by Lauren-Brooke Eisen

By Lauren-Brooke Eisen

while the tough-on-crime politics of the Nineteen Eighties overcrowded nation prisons, inner most businesses observed capability revenue in development and working correctional amenities. this day greater than one hundred thousand of the 1.5 million incarcerated american citizens are held in deepest prisons in twenty-nine states and federal corrections. inner most prisons are criticized for earning profits off mass incarceration—to the music of $5 billion in annual profit. according to Lauren-Brooke Eisen’s paintings as a prosecutor, journalist, and lawyer at coverage imagine tanks, Inside deepest Prisons blends investigative reportage and quantitative and old learn to investigate privatized corrections in America.

From divestment campaigns to boardrooms to non-public immigration-detention facilities around the Southwest, Eisen examines deepest prisons in the course of the eyes of inmates, their households, correctional employees, policymakers, activists, Immigration and Customs Enforcement staff, undocumented immigrants, and the executives of America’s greatest deepest criminal organisations. deepest prisons became flooring 0 within the anti-mass-incarceration flow. Universities have divested from those businesses, political applicants hesitate to just accept their crusade donations, and the dep. of Justice attempted to section out its contracts with them. at the different part, impoverished rural cities usually try and entice the for-profit criminal to construct amenities and create new jobs. Neither an endorsement or a demonization, Inside deepest Prisons info the complex and perverse incentives rooted within the undefined, from needed mattress occupancy to vested pursuits in mass incarceration. If deepest prisons are right here to stick, how do we repair them? This ebook is a blueprint for policymakers to reform practices and for involved voters to appreciate our altering carceral landscape.

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