America's Prisons

ISBN-10: 0737749571
ISBN-13: 9780737749571
Edition: 2010
Authors: Noah Berlatsky
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Book details

List price: $29.45
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 5/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Presents essays with differing opinions on issues connected with the American prison system.

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?
Introduction
Are American Prisons Effective?
Chapter Preface
Prison Deters Crime
Prison Does Not Deter Crime
Prisons Can Rehabilitate: Shreveport Times
Prison Rehabilitation Efforts Are Ineffective
Alternative Sentencing Would Be More Effective Than Prison
Alternatives to Prison Are Dangerous and Ineffective
Periodical Bibliography
Are American Prisons Just?
Chapter Preface
America's Imprisonment Practices Are Racist
America's Imprisonment Practices Are Not Racist
Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Is Just in Drug Cases
Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Is Unjust
Imprisoning Drug Users Is Just
Imprisoning Nonviolent Drug Users Is Unjust
Disenfranchising Prisoners Is Just
Disenfranchising Prisoners Is Unjust
Periodical Bibliography
Are American Prisons Humane?
Chapter Preface
American Prisons Are Humane
Overcrowding in American Prisons Is Inhumane
Stun Technology Makes Prisons Safer
Stun Technology Is Inhumane and Dangerous
California Must Spend More on Prison Health Care
California Should Not Spend Excessively on Prison Health Care
Periodical Bibliography
How Should Different Prison Populations Be Treated?
Chapter Preface
Allowing Inmate Moms to Raise Their Children in Prison Is Beneficial
Raising Children in Prison May Be Harmful
Juveniles Should Not Be Placed in Adult Prisons: Campaign for Youth Justice
Life Without Parole in the Adult System Is Reasonable for Some Juvenile Offenders
The Mentally III Should Not Be Placed in the Prison System
Focusing on Mental Illness in Prison Prevents Real Reform
Periodical Bibliography
For Further Discussion
Organizations to Contact
Bibliography of Books
Index

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