An Anatomy of American Punishment

Book - 2014
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Robert Ferguson diagnoses all parts of a massive, out-of-control punishment regime. Turning the spotlight on the plight of prisoners, he asks the American people, Do we want our prisons to be this way? Acknowledging the suffering of prisoners and understanding what punishers do when they punish are the first steps toward a better, more just system.
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014
Description: xi, 337 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780674728684
Branch Call Number: 364.601 Fer


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patienceandfortitude Jun 16, 2014

A difficult book about a complex subject, but very worthwhile. Offers a complete picture of the current injustice in the American prison system, along with some ideas on how things might be made better.

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