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Prison Profiteers Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration

ISBN-10: 1595584544
ISBN-13: 9781595584540
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Description: In This eye-opening book, co-editors Tara Herivel and Paul Wright "follow the money to an astonishing constellation of prison administrators and politicians working in collusion with private parties to maximize profits" (Publishers Weekly). From  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 5/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

In This eye-opening book, co-editors Tara Herivel and Paul Wright "follow the money to an astonishing constellation of prison administrators and politicians working in collusion with private parties to maximize profits" (Publishers Weekly). From investment banks and the makers of Taser stun guns to health care providers and the U.S. military, this network of perversely motivated interests has turned the imprisonment of one out of every 135 Americans into a lucrative business.

Introduction
The Political Economy of Prisons
Banking on the Prison Boom
Million-Dollar Blocks: The Neighborhood Costs of America's Prison Boom
Doing Borrowed Time: The High Cost of Backdoor Prison Finance
Making the "Bad Guy" Pay: Growing Use of Cost Shifting as an Economic Sanction
Prisons, Politics, and the Census
Don't Build It Here: The Hype Versus the Reality of Prisons and Local Employment
The Cultural Commodification of Prisons
The Private Prison Industry
Prison Labor Fuels American War Machine
On the Inside with the American Correctional Association
Jails for Jesus
Florida's Private Prison Industry Corporation Under Siege
Making Out Like Bandits
Behind Closed Doors: Privatized Prisons for Youth
Sick on the Inside: Correctional HMOs and the Coming Prison Plague
Private Health Care in Jails Can Be a Death Sentence
The Riot Academy: Guards Stage Mock Prison Riots to Test the Latest High-Tech Gear
Mapping the Prison Telephone Industry
Shocked and Stunned: The Growing Use of Tasers
For-Profit Transportation Companies: Taking Prisoners and the Public for a Ride
Author's Note
Acknowledgments
Contributors
About PLN
Notes
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