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The Resource Hard time blues, Sasha Abramsky

Hard time blues, Sasha Abramsky

Label
Hard time blues
Title
Hard time blues
Statement of responsibility
Sasha Abramsky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In September 1996, fifty-three-year-old heroin addict Billy Ochoa was sentenced to 326 years in prison. His crime: committing $2,100 worth of welfare fraud. Ochoa was sent to New Folsom supermax prison, joining thousands of other men who will spend the rest of their lives in California's teeming correctional facilities as a result of that state's tough Three Strikes law. His incarceration will cost over $20,000 a year until he dies." "Hard Time Blues weaves together the story of the growth of the American prison system over the past quarter century primarily through the story of Ochoa, a career criminal who grew up in the barrios of post-World War II L.A. Ochoa, who had a long history of nonviolent crimes committed to fund his drug habit, and cycled in and out of prison since the late 1960s, is a perfect example of how perennial misfits, rather than blood-soaked violent criminals, make up the majority of America's prisoners. This is also the story of the burgeoning careers of politicians such as former California governor Pete Wilson, who rose to power on the "crime issue." Wilson, whose grandfather was a cop murdered by drug-runners in early twentieth-century Chicago, scored a stunning come-from-behind reelection victory in 1994. In so doing, he came to epitomize the 1990s tough-on-crime politician."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abramsky, Sasha
Dewey number
364.973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9950
LC item number
.A335 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Imprisonment
  • Sentences (Criminal procedure)
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Ochoa, Billy
  • Wilson, Pete
Label
Hard time blues, Sasha Abramsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
48662423
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 284 pages
Isbn
9780312268114
Lccn
2001059243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Hard time blues, Sasha Abramsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
48662423
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 284 pages
Isbn
9780312268114
Lccn
2001059243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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