American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment

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How vengeance has replaced rehabilitation in our prisons--and its terrible costs. In this dramatic expose of U.S. penitentiaries and the communities around them, Sasha Abramsky finds that prisons have dumped their age-old goal of rehabilitation, often for political reasons. The new "ideal," unknown to most Americans, is a punitive mandate marked by a drive toward vengeance. Surveying this state of affairs -- life sentences for nonviolent crimes, appalling conditions, the growth of private prisons, the treatment of ...

American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment 2007, Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN-13: 9780807042229

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