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Are Prisons Obsolete? (Open Media Series) Kindle Edition
|Length: 99 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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About the Author
- Publication Date : January 4, 2011
- File Size : 254 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 99 pages
- Publisher : Seven Stories Press (January 4, 2011)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00541Z8BQ
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #50,530 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This book focuses a great deal on the intersection of African American history with prison history, which adds a whole extra layer of horror to the way the system works. I'd be very interested to see how the numbers and statistics have changed (or not) in the past 15 years since it was published, but the book is definitely still relevant and informative.
It's also easy to read, not dry or dull at all. Very interesting and flows well which makes the reading enjoyable even while the subject matter is often difficult.
As a Quaker, prison reform is an important topic in my social circles, but I had never seriously heard anyone put forth the idea that prisons should somehow be done away with. I finished this book with a new perspective with which I wish more people would become familiar.
I recommend this book to anyone who's interested or involved in prison reform, African American history, and/or social justice issues in general.