Razing the Carceral State

The article discusses the U.S. penal system, mass imprisonment, and the criticisms against the U.S. carceral state. Topics include the extraordinary incarceration rate in the U.S. for the past 40 years, the reach of the carceral state which affects over eight million U.S. citizens that are under a f...

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Published in:Social justice
Main Author: Gottschalk, Marie
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2015
In:Social justice
Year: 2015, Volume: 42, Issue: 2, Pages: 31-51
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:The article discusses the U.S. penal system, mass imprisonment, and the criticisms against the U.S. carceral state. Topics include the extraordinary incarceration rate in the U.S. for the past 40 years, the reach of the carceral state which affects over eight million U.S. citizens that are under a form of state control like jail, parole, and community sanctions, and the impact of the carceral state on the lives of citizens who have been arrested or jailed at least once in their lives.