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Unpacking the Crisis: Women of Color, Globalization, and the Prison-Industrial Complex

Julia Sudbury

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The emergence of a vibrant anti-prison movement has brought attention to the crisis of mass incarceration in the United States. Although men make up over 90 percent of prison populations in the ... More


The Culture of Control Expands

Miriam Boeri

in Hurt: Chronicles of the Drug War Generation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293465
eISBN:
9780520966710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293465.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The primary agents of social control as the War on Drugs escalated were police, courts, jails, prisons, and drug treatment programs. This chapter discusses the social, historical, and economic forces ... More


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


Prison Abolition in Practice: The LEAD Project, the Politics of Healing, and a New Way of Life

Setsu Shigematsu, Gwen D’Arcangelis, and Melissa Burch

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0086
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In 1982, in a residential neighborhood in Los Angeles, a speeding police car hit a five-year-old boy and killed him. Susan Burton, the mother of the little boy, experienced the agony of losing her ... More


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

John M. Eason

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226410203
eISBN:
9780226410487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410487.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book represents a new approach to the study of punishment by explaining the causes and consequences of the prison boom from the perspective of the rural, southern towns most directly affected by ... More


The Prison-Industrial Complex in Indigenous California

Stormy Ogden

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0072
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Angela Davis argues that the prison-industrial complex (PIC) is about racism, social control, and profit. This chapter shows that the PIC was built right on the ancestral lands and the very lives of ... More


“A Fate Worse than Death”: Reform, Abolition, and Life without Parole in Anti–Death Penalty Discourse

Bryan J. Mccann

in Working for Justice: A Handbook of Prison Education and Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037702
eISBN:
9780252094965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037702.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter contends that antiprison and anti-death penalty activists need to reexamine their rhetorical habits and political strategies if they hope to achieve any lasting change in the nation's ... More


Service-Learning in Prison Facilities: Interaction as a Source of Transformation

Shelly Schaefer Hinck, Edward A. Hinck, and Lesley A. Withers

in Working for Justice: A Handbook of Prison Education and Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037702
eISBN:
9780252094965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037702.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter presents a powerful case for the transformative potential of service-learning initiatives in prisons. It shows how undergraduate and graduate service-learning projects provide important ... More


Behind Bars: Immigration Detention and Prison Life

Tanya Maria Golash-Boza

in Deported: "Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479894666
eISBN:
9781479859443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479894666.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

On an average day in 2009, there were about 33,000 immigrants in detention centers around the country—six times as many as in 1994. In that same year, there were 2 million people incarcerated—five ... 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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