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American gulag : inside U.S. immigration prisons

Author: Mark Dow
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
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Before September 11, 2001, few Americans had heard of immigration detention, but in fact a secret and repressive prison system run by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service has existed in this country for more than two decades. In American Gulag, prisoners, jailers, and whistle-blowing federal officials come forward to describe the frightening reality inside these INS facilities.
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Dow, Mark.
American gulag.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003026179
(OCoLC)53848305
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Dow
ISBN: 9780520939271 0520939271 1417510617 9781417510610 0520239423 9780520239425 0520901789 9780520901780 1597344613 9781597344616 9780520246690 0520246691
OCLC Number: 55538489
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 413 pages)
Contents: Invisibility, intimidation, and the INS --
September 11: secrecy, disruption, and continuity --
Another world, another nation: Miami's Krome Detention Center --
"Enforcement means you're brutal" --
The world's first private prison --
"Keeping quiet means deny" : a hunger strike in Queens --
The art of jailing --
"Criminal aliens" and criminal agents --
Siege, shackles, climate, design --
"Speak to every media" : resistance, repression, and the making of a prisoner --
Good and evil in New England --
Out West: philosophy and despair --
Dead time --
Mariel Cubans: abandoned, again and again.
Other Titles: Inside U.S. immigration prisons
Responsibility: Mark Dow.
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