Texas Tough The Rise of America's Prison Empire
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Description: In the prison business, all roads lead to Texas. A pioneer in criminal justice severity'”from assembly-line executions to supermax isolation, from mandatory sentencing to prison privatization'”Texas is the most locked-down state in the most incarcerated country in the world. Texas Tough , a sweeping history of American imprisonment from the days of slavery to the present, explains how a plantation-based penal system once dismissed as barbaric became a template for the nation.Drawing on the individual stories as well as authoritative research, Texas Tough reveals the true origins of Americars"s prison juggernaut and points toward a more just and humane future.
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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publication date: 10/26/2010
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Plantation and Penitentiary|
|"Worse Than Slavery"|
|The Agonies Of Reform|
|The Penal Colony That Wasn't|
|"Best In The Nation"|
|Appeal To Justice|
|The Triumph Of Texas Tough|