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America's Prisons: The Movement Toward Profit and Privatization Paperback – January 1, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-1581124354 ISBN-10: 158112435X

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  • Paperback: 124 pages
  • Publisher: Brown Walker Press (January 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158112435X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581124354
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,950,522 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Curtis Blakely is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of South Alabama. Dr. Blakely has published extensively on the subjects of prisons, privatization, and correctional practice.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Vic Bumphus, Ph.D. on February 1, 2005
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I have recently read Blakely's America's Prisons: The Movement Toward Profit and Privatization. As a supplemental reader, instructors will find it useful in a number of courses. Perhaps the most interesting characteristic of this book is its approach to prisoner commodification and Blakely's contention that a number of traditional socially-productive objectives of the prison are being replaced by the pursuit of profit and efficiency. In approaching this topic, Blakely considers perceptions of the modern prison by both the judiciary and the print media. I know of no other published work that does this. Blakely also calls attention to additional factors associated with commercialized imprisonment that are often overlooked by other authors - particularly how current changes are effecting correctional staff. This book is timely, innovative, and thought provoking.

Vic Bumphus, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Department of Criminal Justice

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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