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Metamorphosis : how to transform punishment in America

Author: Robert A Ferguson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Ferguson
ISBN: 9780300235296 0300235291
OCLC Number: 1132104890
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 19 novembre 2018).
Description: 1 ressource en ligne
Responsibility: Robert A. Ferguson.

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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. This text argues that these reforms barely scratch the surface of what is wrong with American prisons : an atmosphere of malice and humiliation that subjects prisoners and guards alike to constant degradation.

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"This wise, searching, impassioned, and compassionate book could not be more timely, especially for its vision of the reforms urgently needed in order to make our broken system of punishment more Read more...

 
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