Jail Managing the Underclass in American Society

ISBN-10: 0520277341
ISBN-13: 9780520277342
Edition: 2013
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Description: Combining extensive interviews with his own experience as an inmate, John Irwin constructs a powerful and graphic description of the big-city jail. Unlike prisons, which incarcerate convicted felons, jails primarily confine arrested persons not yet  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Combining extensive interviews with his own experience as an inmate, John Irwin constructs a powerful and graphic description of the big-city jail. Unlike prisons, which incarcerate convicted felons, jails primarily confine arrested persons not yet charged or convicted of any serious crime. Irwin argues that jail disorients and degrades and instead of controlling the disreputable, actually increases their number, helping to indoctrinate new recruits to the rabble class. In a forceful conclusion, Irwin addresses the issue of jail reform and the matter of social control demanded by society.

List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Managing Rabble
Who Is Arrested?
Disintegration
Disorientation
Degradation
Preparation
Rabble, Crime, and the Jail
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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