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Prison By Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms

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Electronic monitoring. Locked-down drug treatment centers. House arrest. Mandated psychiatric treatment. Data-driven surveillance. Extended probation. These are some of the key alternatives held up as cost-effective substitutes for jails and prisons. But many of these so-called reforms actually widen the net, weaving in new strands of punishment and control, and bringing new populations, who would not otherwise have been subject to imprisonment, under physical control by the state.

As mainstream public opinion has begun to turn against mass incarceration, political figures on both sides of the spectrum are pushing for reform. But—though they’re promoted as steps to confront high rates of imprisonment—many of these measures are transforming our homes and communities into prisons instead.

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Weight 1.0 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.0 in
Book Author

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Date Published

July 21, 2020

Format

Hardcover

Language

English

Pages

240

Publisher

The New Press

Year Published

2020

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