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America's prisons

Author: Noah Berlatsky
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2010.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate whether American prisons are effective, whether American prisons are just, whether American prisons are humane, and the ways different prison populations should be treated.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noah Berlatsky
ISBN: 9780737749564 9780737749571 0737749563 0737749571
OCLC Number: 466347574
Target Audience: Ages 17-17.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1: Are American prisons effective? Prison deters crime / Bruce Bayley --
Prison does not deter crime / Joel Waldfogel --
Prisons can rehabilitate / Shreveport Times --
Prison rehabilitation efforts are ineffective / Dana Pico --
Alternative sentencing would be more effective than prison / Ruth David --
Alternatives to prison are dangerous and ineffective / Thomas Sowell --
Chapter 2: Are American prisons just? America's imprisonment practices are racist / Glenn Loury --
America's imprisonment practices are not racist / Heather Mac Donald --
Mandatory minimum sentencing is just in drug cases / Jodi L. Avergun --
Mandatory minimum sentencing is unjust / Robert Hooker and Robert Hirsh --
Imprisoning drug users is just / Theodore Dalrymple --
Imprisoning nonviolent drug users is unjust / Michael Huemer --
Disenfranchising prisoners is just / Ben Johnson --
Disenfranchising prisoners is unjust / Conor Clarke and Greg Yothers --
Chapter 3: Are American prisons humane? American prisons are humane / Harley G. Lappin --
Overcrowding in American prisons is inhumane / Craig Haney --
Stun technology makes prisons safer / Jeff Wiehe --
Stun technology is inhumane and dangerous / Anne-Marie Cusac --
California must spend more on prison health care / J. Clark Kelso --
California should not spend excessively on prison health care / Debra Saunders --
Chapter 4: How should different prison populations be treated? Allowing inmate moms to raise their children in prison is beneficial / Suzanne Smalley --
Raising children in prison may be harmful / Carol Lloyd --
Juveniles should not be placed in adult prisons / Campaign for Youth Justice --
Life without parole in the adult system is reasonable for some juvenile offenders / Charles D. Stimson and Andrew M. Grossman --
Mentally ill should not be placed in the prison system / Jamie Fellner --
Focusing on mental illness in prison prevents real reform / Susan Mortimer.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Noah Berlatsky, book editor.

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This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate whether American prisons are effective, whether American prisons are just, whether American prisons are humane, and the ways different prison populations should be treated.

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