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It S about Time: America S Imprisonment Binge
by John Irwin
IT'S ABOUT TIME provides a compelling argument, based on extensive research, illustrating how the U.S. attempts to lower crime by using our correctional system as the primary solution. The book includes personal accounts from prisoners to illustrate the brutal aspects of prison life and the intent of the U.S. to create a "prison industrial complex." This book often exposes ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published June 14th 2000 by Wadsworth Publishing Company
(first published November 1993)
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This book is a good academic/statistical study on imprisonment/correctional issues. It covers several areas, including the public vs. privatization debate, effectiveness of various treatment programs and other alternative programs (ie, boot camp), and some cost-effective considerations.