Private Prisons in America

Private Prisons in America : A Critical Race Perspective

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The role of for-profit prisons in the history of oppression and legal discrimination aimed primarily at African American menshow more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 15.2mm | 340.2g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252073088
  • 9780252073083
  • 1,345,572

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"In Private Prisons in America, Michael Hallett offers a concise and compelling account of how race (and class) continues to shape the march toward greater investment in imprisonment. As Hallett demonstrates convincingly, people of color (and the poor) serve as raw material for a prison industry that produces a generous windfall for private corrections firms."show more

About Michael A. Hallett

Michael A. Hallett is an associate professor of criminal justice and director of the Center for Race and Juvenile Justice Policy at the University of North Florida. He is the co-author of U.S. Criminal Justice Interest Groups: Institutional Profiles with Dennis J. more

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