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By Marie Gottschalk

The large legal buildup of the previous 4 a long time has few defenders, but reforms to lessen the numbers of these incarcerated were remarkably modest. in the meantime, an ever-widening carceral kingdom has sprouted within the shadows, extending its succeed in a ways past the felony gate. It sunders households and groups and reworks conceptions of democracy, rights, and citizenship—posing an impressive political and social problem. In Caught, Marie Gottschalk examines why the carceral country is still so tenacious within the usa. She analyzes the shortcomings of the 2 dominant penal reform strategies—one interested by addressing racial disparities, the opposite on looking bipartisan, race-neutral recommendations headquartered on reentry, justice reinvestment, and decreasing recidivism.

With a brand new preface comparing the effectiveness of modern proposals to reform mass incarceration, Caught bargains a bracing appraisal of the politics of penal reform.

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