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The Resource Going up the river : travels in a prison nation, Joseph T. Hallinan

Going up the river : travels in a prison nation, Joseph T. Hallinan

Label
Going up the river : travels in a prison nation
Title
Going up the river
Title remainder
travels in a prison nation
Statement of responsibility
Joseph T. Hallinan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A few years ago, Joe Hallinan, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, met a tough law-and-order Texan named Jack Kyle, who had been a Texas prison warden in the 1960s and had worked in the penal system nearly all his adult life. It used to be, Kyle told Hallinan, that nobody wanted prisons. But after the Texas economy went bust in the mid-1980s, people began to reconsider prisons, and "now, ever'body wants 'em." Kyle believed in locking people up too, he said, but things had gotten out of hand." "Just how out of hand things have gotten is the subject of Going Up the River, Hallinan's groundbreaking exploration of one of America's biggest growth industries, its prisons. No nation in the world incarcerates a higher percentage of its people than the United States. In the last twenty years, the nation's prison population has more than quadrupled, to more than 1.3 million. So common is the prison experience in America that the federal government predicts that one of every eleven men will be imprisoned during his lifetime."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hallinan, Joseph T
Dewey number
365/.973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9469
LC item number
.H25 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imprisonment
  • Prisons
Label
Going up the river : travels in a prison nation, Joseph T. Hallinan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44750836
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780375502637
Lccn
00062552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Going up the river : travels in a prison nation, Joseph T. Hallinan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44750836
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780375502637
Lccn
00062552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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