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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


Recession-Era Colorblind Politics and the Challenge of Decarceration, 2008–2016

Heather Schoenfeld

in Building the Prison State: Race and the Politics of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226520964
eISBN:
9780226521152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226521152.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses policy reform between 2008 and 2016 in the context of the Great Recession, Tea Party politics, the decreased salience of crime, and the high costs of incarceration. The chapter ... More


“Uncle Sam Has a Long Arm”: War and the Making of Deterrent Landscapes

Jenna M. Loyd and Alison Mountz

in Boats, Borders, and Bases: Race, the Cold War, and the Rise of Migration Detention in the United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520287969
eISBN:
9780520962965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287969.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 4 examines how migrant detention became one part of the vast carceral landscape in Florence and Eloy, Arizona. Neither proximity to the border nor privatization adequately explains the ... More


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