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The warehouse prison : disposal of the new dangerous class

Author: John Irwin
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Roxbury Pub. Co., ©2005.
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Irwin, John, 1929-
Warehouse prison.
Los Angeles, Calif. : Roxbury Pub. Co., ©2005
(OCoLC)608111308
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Irwin
ISBN: 1931719357 9781931719353 9780195330472 0195330471
OCLC Number: 54913131
Description: xii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The imprisonment binge --
The punitive swing --
Punishment in society --
Making law --
Imprisonment as punishment --
Origins of the prison --
2. American prisons --
England's fatal experiment --
The penitentiary --
Auburn --
Discipline --
Social life --
Pennsylvania --
Hard labor --
The prisons --
Tasks --
Control --
Social organization --
Big houses --
The convict code --
Correctional institutions --
Formal routine --
Informal prisoner social organization --
Tips and cliques --
Rehabilitation and social order --
Dismantling the rehabilitative ideal --
Community corrections --
Prisons in turmoil --
Lowriders --
The punitive swing --
3. The warehouse prison --
The structure of the new prison --
Architectural plan --
Administrative regimens --
Conflict and divisions --
Guard culture --
Prisoners' views of guards --
Guarding styles --
Solano --
Programs at Solano --
Education --
Vocational training --
Voluntary programs --
Substance abuse programs --
Prison industry authority --
Conclusions --
4. Doing time in Solano --
The prisoners --
Race --
Criminal identity --
Sentence length --
Prisoner social organization --
Détent --
Prisoner groups --
Prison adaptive modes --
The mix --
Doing time --
Withdrawal --
Self-improvement --
Conclusions --
5. The supermax --
Solitary and segregation --
Turmoil in lockup --
New supermax prisons --
Doing time in a supermax --
Social organization --
Life in SHU (secure housing units) --
SHU prisoners --
SHU routine --
The consequences of lockup --
The self-fulfilling prophecy --
Psychological impairment --
Social impairment --
6. Harm --
Health and disease --
Psychological damage --
Loss of agency --
Assaults on the self --
Damage to sexual orientation --
Anger, frustration, and the sense of injustice --
Chickenshit rules --
Degradation --
Economic exploitation --
Prisonization --
Conclusions --
7. Reentry --
The initial impact of reentry --
Getting by --
Finding a place to live --
Finding work --
Job placement program --
Parolee unemployment --
Dealing with parole --
Styles of parole supervision --
Patterns of adjustment after prison --
Failure --
Doing good --
Dependency --
Drifting on the edge --
Dereliction --
'Laying low' 8. Disposal of the new 'dangerous class' --
The war on crime --
The change in employment opportunities --
The failed war on poverty --
The new poor --
The profit squeeze --
The deindustrialization of America --
Zapping labor --
Demise of the radical 'movements' --
The new ghetto --
Ghetto youth --
The crime wave and race --
Conservatives respond to the new poor --
Rediscovery of the 'criminal type' --
Reagan and the crime issue --
Controlling the new ghetto --
The new ghetto as a crime cauldron --
Social dynamite --
9. Aftermath --
Collateral damage --
Diversion of tax money to prisons --
Social costs --
Vindictiveness --
Broad sweep of the wars on crime and drugs --
Loss of civil rights --
The prison-industrial complex --
New interest groups --
Reforming criminal justice --
Afterword : the case of the women / Barbara Owen --
Women and the imprisonment binge --
Women's pathways to prison --
The war on drugs as a war on women --
Punishment in society : making law --
History of the imprisonment of women --
The reformatory and the correctional institution --
The contemporary prison --
The mix --
Gendered harm and the contemporary prison --
Imprisoning women --
Harm and the pains of imprisonment --
Privacy --
Separation from children --
Pregnant women --
Clothing and 'hygiene' --
Dignity --
Programming --
Mental and physical health --
Psychological damage --
Rule enforcement --
Physical and psychological safety --
Reentry and the gendered problems of parole --
Relationships with parole officers --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: John Irwin ; afterword by Barbara Owen.
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