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Unruly women : the politics of confinement and resistance

Author: Karlene Faith
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Seven Stories Press ed., New edView all editions and formats
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"As the 'drug war' wages on, excessive and inequitable prison sentences have caused the prison population to skyrocket from fewer than 200,000 jailed nationwide in 1970 to 2.5 million today, distinguishing the US with the highest incarceration rate in the world. Women are the fastest-growing segment of these prisoners, surpassing male prison population growth in all fifty states."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karlene Faith
ISBN: 9781609801373 1609801377
OCLC Number: 693809382
Description: xix, 339 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Historical perspectives: from witch hunts to PMS --
Contemporary perspectives: the crimes and the theories --
Punishment: involuntary confinement --
Women confined --
Institutionalized violence --
Going to the movies --
Education for empowerment: California, 1972-1976.
Responsibility: Karlene Faith.

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"As the 'drug war' wages on, excessive and inequitable prison sentences have caused the prison population to skyrocket from fewer than 200,000 jailed nationwide in 1970 to 2.5 million today, distinguishing the US with the highest incarceration rate in the world. Women are the fastest-growing segment of these prisoners, surpassing male prison population growth in all fifty states."

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