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Lauren-Brooke Eisen - Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration

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Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

In the 1980s private companies looked like the answer to overcrowded prisons. Yet while for-profit prisons have sprung up in twenty-nine states and house a hundred thousand of the nation’s 1.5 million prisoners, they have brought problems of their own. In her comprehensive study of private prisons, a $5 billion-a-year enterprise, Eisen, senior counsel in the Brennan Center’s Justice Program and former assistant district attorney in New York City, combines hard data with the experiences of those most involved with these facilities. Representing the perspectives of inmates, their families, correctional staff, policymakers, activists, Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees, undocumented immigrants, and the executives of the largest private prison corporations, Eisen looks at the history and future of these facilities, asking whether we should phase them out or find a way to fix the system

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9780231179706
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Published: Columbia University Press - November 7th, 2017

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