From asylum to prison : deinstitutionalization and the rise of mass incarceration after 1945 (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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From asylum to prison : deinstitutionalization and the rise of mass incarceration after 1945

Author: Anne E Parsons
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2018
Series: Justice, power, and politics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Prisons and asylums developed in parallel in the United States as institutions dedicated to the quarantine, detention, and punishment of the socially marginal. A widely accepted popular narrative holds that deinstitutionalization from the 1950s to the 1990s diminished the role of asylums in America. Yet, as Anne E. Parsons reveals, the asylum did not die--in fact, many of its structures have been transformed into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne E Parsons
ISBN: 9781469640631 1469640635
OCLC Number: 1061019260
Notes: Unlocking the doors
Custodialism reborn
Cruel choices
Contents: Mental hospitals and the carceral state Flying the cuckoo's nest
Series Title: Justice, power, and politics
Responsibility: Anne E. Parsons.

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To many, asylums are a relic of a bygone era. State governments took steps between 1950 and 1990 to minimize the involuntary confinement of people in psychiatric hospitals, and many mental health  Read more...

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