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From the war on poverty to the war on crime : the making of mass incarceration in America

Elizabeth Kai Hinton (Author)
Hinton challenges the belief that America's prison problem originated with the Reagan administration's War on Drugs by tracing the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: the social welfare programs of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society at the height of the civil rights era. --From publisher description
Print Book, English, 2017
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Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2017