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Mass Incarceration: The Politics of Race, Gender, and U.S. Prison Industry

Michael A. Robinson, Sharon E. Moore, and A. Christson Adedoyin

in Social Work, Criminal Justice, and the Death Penalty

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190937232
eISBN:
9780197541562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190937232.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

The chapter begins with an overview of the growth of the prison population from the end of the civil war to the Obama administration. The authors describe all of the structural inequalities African ... More


The Medicalization of the Los Angeles County Jail System, 1978–2015

Armando Lara-Millán

in Redistributing the Poor: Jails, Hospitals, and the Crisis of Law and Fiscal Austerity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197507896
eISBN:
9780197507933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197507896.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents the historical transformation of the Los Angeles County jail system in order to explain why medicine has becomes a useful tool for jailers. Jails were successfully pressured ... More


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