"In this brief, timely text, Keramet Reiter explores the least visible, but arguably most important, characteristics of mass incarceration in the United States: the systematic constriction of prisoners' constitutional rights; the treatment of the mentally ill in prison; the long-term consequences of having served time in prison; the problem of prisoner disenfranchisement; and the privatization of multiple aspects of the prison industry. Each chapter begins with a narrative account of one individual's experience within the prison system, drawn from actual cases and recent events that frame the history, themes, and core ethical questions addressed in that chapter." -- Publisher's website.
The exceptions to every rule: constitutional exemptions and limitations -- The prison within the prison: mental illness and punitive tools of control -- The gift that keeps on giving: collateral consequences and expanded punishments -- The silenced majority: voting rights and prison-based gerrymandering -- Prisons for profit: privatization and the prison industrial complex
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