American Furies

Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment
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Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: DD44735
Released: Mar 19, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781974949045
Narrator/s: Sasha Abramsky
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In this disturbing yet elegant expose of US penitentiaries and their surrounding communities, Sasha Abramsky shows how American prisons have abandoned their long-held ideal of rehabilitation, often for political reasons. After surveying our current state of affairs - life sentences for nonviolent crimes, appalling conditions for inmates, the growth of private prisons, the treatment of juveniles - Abramsky argues that our punitive policies are not only inhuman but deeply counterproductive. Brilliantly researched and compellingly told, American Furies reveals the devastating consequences of a society that believes in "lock 'em up and throw away the key".

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Author(s): Sasha Abramsky
Narrator(s): Sasha Abramsky
Product Number Z100143205
Released: Dec 18, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: #9780807092057