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Metamorphosis : How to Transform Punishment in America

Author: Robert A Ferguson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
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In the past few years, the need for prison reform in America has reached the level of a consensus. We agree that many prison terms are too long, especially for nonviolent drug offenders; that long-term isolation is a bad idea; and that basic psychiatric and medical care in prisons is woefully inadequate. Some people believe that contracting out prison services to for-profit companies is a recipe for mistreatment.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Ferguson, Robert A., 1942-2017.
Metamorphosis.
New Haven [Connecticut] : Yale University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017957275
(OCoLC)1002661951
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Ferguson
ISBN: 9780300235296 0300235291 9780300235296
OCLC Number: 1030892428
Description: 1 online resource (x, 270 pages)
Contents: Introduction : The need for new answers --
The linguistic tangle in treatment of the incarcerated --
Do Americans like to punish? --
Accounting for unaccountability --
Rights talk and the enabling of wrongs --
Sentencing the disappearing convict --
The technology of confinement --
Prison talk --
Eduction in prison reform --
What is punishment for? --
The architectonics of reform --
Coda : Being in prison.
Responsibility: Robert A. Ferguson.

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