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Locked down, locked out : why prison doesn't work and how we can do better, Maya Schenwar

Label
Locked down, locked out : why prison doesn't work and how we can do better
Title
Locked down, locked out
Title remainder
why prison doesn't work and how we can do better
Statement of responsibility
Maya Schenwar
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "35,000 Americans are arrested every day, and the number of prisoners has increased 500% over the last three decades. Truth out Executive Director Maya Schenwar shows that incarceration actually doesn't deter crime, looks at its devastating effect on families and communities, and offers more humane and more effective alternatives"--
  • "In Locked Down, Locked Out, journalist Maya Schenwar looks at how prison breaks apart families and communities, creating a rippling effect that touches every corner of our society. Through the stories of prisoners and their families, as well as her own family's experience of her sister's incarceration, Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans-and decimates poor communities of color-is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. The destruction does not end upon exiting the prison walls: The 95 percent of prisoners who are released emerge with even fewer economic opportunities and fewer human connections on the outside. Locked Down, Locked Out shows how incarceration takes away the very things that might enable people to build better lives. Looking toward a future beyond imprisonment, Schenwar profiles community-based initiatives that foster anti-racist, anti-classist, pro-humanity approaches to justice. These programs successfully deal with problems-both individual harm and larger social wrongs-through connection rather than isolation, moving toward a safer future for all of us." -- Publisher's description
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DLC
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Schenwar, Maya
Dewey number
364.60973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9471
LC item number
.S34 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imprisonment
  • Alternatives to imprisonment
  • Corrections
  • Criminals
  • Justice, Administration of
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
  • Alternatives to imprisonment
  • Corrections
  • Criminals
  • Imprisonment
  • Justice, Administration of
  • United States
Label
Locked down, locked out : why prison doesn't work and how we can do better, Maya Schenwar
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
869265193
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 228 pages
Isbn
9781626562691
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014021463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)869265193
Label
Locked down, locked out : why prison doesn't work and how we can do better, Maya Schenwar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
869265193
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 228 pages
Isbn
9781626562691
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014021463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)869265193

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