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Publisher's Summary

In this dramatic exposé of U.S. penitentiaries and the communities around them, Sasha Abramsky finds that prisons have dumped their age-old goal of rehabilitation, often for political reasons. The new "ideal," unknown to most Americans, is a punitive mandate marked by a drive toward vengeance.
©2007 Sasha Abramsky (P)2007 Beacon Press
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Critic Reviews

“[A] well-researched book on a significant American problem that's often locked away behind bars." (Publishers Weekly)
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