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The Warehouse Prison: Disposal of the New Dangerous Class

 
 
 
 
The Warehouse Prison: Disposal of the New Dangerous Class
Author: John Irwin
ISBN 13: 9780195330472
ISBN 10: 195330471
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2004-11-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 318
List Price: $65.95
 
 

Irwin (San Francisco State U.) examines the cause of the five-fold increase in the US prison population during the last two decades of the 20th century, the new forms of imprisonment it produced, and the particular and broader effects it caused. In particular, he looks at the contemporary warehouse and supermax prisons, how prisoners cope in them, how they fare after release, the role of punishment in society, the development of the prison as society's primary penal device, and the history of American prisons. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR