The Prisonization Of America

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ELAINE CASSEL | The Prisonization Of America As A
Shameful Social
Problem: A Review of "Hard Time Blues: How
Politics Built A Prison

Attorney Elaine Cassel assesses Sasha Abramsky's
Hard Time Blues, an
account of how politics over the past few decades
has resulted in the
United States' incarcerating more people for more
offenses than any
other country in the free world, with our prison
population quintupling
over the last 30 years. Abramsky's narrative,
which focuses on "Three
Strikes" laws such as California's, is all the
more timely now that the
Supreme Court has decided to review the
constitutionality of such laws.

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