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Sick justice : inside the American Gulag

Author: Ivan G Goldman
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In America, 2.3 million people--a population about the size of Houston's, the country's fourth-largest city--live behind bars. Sick Justice explores the economic, social, and political forces that hijacked the criminal justice system to create this bizarre situation. Presenting frightening true stories of (sometimes wrongfully) incarcerated individuals, Ivan G. Goldman exposes the inept bureaucracies of America's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ivan G Goldman
ISBN: 9781612344874 1612344879
OCLC Number: 827528675
Description: xiii, 249 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The mostly invisible catastrophe --
Fear, loathing, and guns --
Informants --
The war on drugs (and reason) --
The death of Rachel Hoffman --
Three strikes and you're out --
Divine right prosecutors --
The innocent and the dead --
Walking the "toughest beat" in Guccis --
Mongo and Squeaky --
Prison privateers and jailing for cash --
Captive employees --
Deporting for cash --
The war against the poor (and middle class) --
Crazy consquences --
Crime academies, rape, sex slaves, infection, death --
The insanity of mental health practices --
Legacy inmates --
"The future."
Responsibility: Ivan G. Goldman.
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In America, 2.3 million people-a population about the size of Houston's, the country's fourth-largest city-live behind bars. Sick Justice explores the economic, social, and political forces that  Read more...

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"Succinct . . . damning . . . compelling." Karl Wolff, <i>CCLaP</i>--Karl Wolff"

 
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