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Introduction: The Causes and Consequences of the Prison Boom

John M. Eason

in Big House on the Prairie: Rise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226410203
eISBN:
9780226410487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410487.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter introduces the concept of the prison town—a nonmetropolitan municipality that has secured and constructed a prison for a federal, state, or private operator—as a strategic site to ... More


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