Mass incarceration

Reiter, Keramet, author
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  • Creator Keramet Reiter
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xxii, 153 pages ; 21 cm
  • ISBNs 9780190272531, 0190272538
  • OCLC ocn978712929


  • "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.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • 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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