Are Prisons Obsolete?

Are Prisons Obsolete? - An Open Media Book

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Publisher's Synopsis

Since the 1980s prison construction and incarceration rates in the U.S. have been rising exponentially, evoking huge public concern about their proliferation, their recent privatisation and their promise of enormous profits. But these prisons house hugely disproportionate numbers of people of colour, betraying the racism embedded in the system, while studies show that increasing prison sentences has had no effect on crime. Here, esteemed civil rights activist Angela Davis lays bare the situation and argues for a radical rethinking of our rehabilitation programmes.

Book information

ISBN: 9781583225813
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Imprint: Seven Stories Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 364.680973
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 126
Weight: 108g
Height: 177mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 10mm