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Downsizing prisons : how to reduce crime and end mass incarceration

Author: Michael Jacobson
Publisher: New York and London : New York University Press, ©2005.
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Over two million people are incarcerated in America's prisons and jails, eight times as many since 1975. Mandatory minimum sentencing, parole agencies intent on sending people back to prison, three-strike laws, for-profit prisons, and other changes in the legal system have contributed to this spectacular rise of the general prison population. After overseeing the largest city jail system in the country, Michael  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jacobson, Michael, 1953-
Downsizing prisons.
New York and London : New York University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004020592
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Jacobson
ISBN: 9780814742747 0814742742 1429414243 9781429414241 9780814743805 0814743803
OCLC Number: 560153957
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 292 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : bloated prisons --
Mass incarceration --
Unintended consequences --
A new reality for prison systems --
Why prison growth does not reduce crime --
Why parole and probation policies need to change --
Success stories --
Downsizing prisons.
Responsibility: Michael Jacobson.
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After overseeing the largest city jail system in the US, Michael Jacobson knows first-hand the inner workings of the corrections system. Here, he argues that mass incarceration will not, as many have  Read more...

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