Are Prisons Obsolete? PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Are Prisons Obsolete? free pdf Since the 1980s prison construction and incarceration rates in the U.S. have been rising exponentially, evoking huge public concern about their proliferation, their recent privatisation and their promise of enormous profits. But these prisons house hugely disproportionate numbers of people of colour, betraying the racism embedded in the system, while studies show that increasing prison sentences has had no effect on crime. Here, esteemed civil rights activist Angela Davis lays bare the situation and argues for a radical rethinking of our rehabilitation programmes.

About Angela Davis

Angela Davis, a long-time member of the Communist party and the Black Panthers, became only the third woman in history to appear on the FBI's most wanted list. Wrongly charged with taking part in a conspiracy to free George Jackson by arming prisoners in a California courthouse, Davis spent sixteen months behind bars, until her subsequent acquittal on all charges. A Professor of History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Davis has been involved in prison activism for the last thirty-five years. She is author of many books, including Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday. Her new book, forthcoming from Random House, is Prisons and Democracy.

Details Book

Author : Angela Davis
Publisher : Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Data Published : 01 May 2003
ISBN : 1583225811
EAN : 9781583225813
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 128 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Are Prisons Obsolete?



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Big Prisons, Big Dreams free pdfBig Prisons, Big Dreams

    The American prison system has grown tenfold since the 1970s. but crime rates in the United States have not decreased. This doesn't surprise Michael J. Lynch. a critical criminologist..


  • Handbook on Prisons free pdfHandbook on Prisons

    The second edition of the Handbook on Prisons provides a completely revised and updated collection of essays on a wide range of topics concerning prisons and imprisonment. Bringing together three of the leading prison scholars in the UK as editors..


  • Prison/Culture free pdfPrison/Culture

    Over two million individuals are behind bars in US prisons. living in isolation from their families and their communities. "Prison/Culture" investigates the culture of incarceration as an integral part of the American experience through a compilation of stunning and often heartrending artwork by inmates as well as by artists on the outside..


  • Too Much Time: Women in Prison free pdfToo Much Time: Women in Prison

    This is a documentary survey of the experience of women in prison by the award-winning photojournalist Jane Evelyn Atwood. Since 1980 the numbers of women in US prisons have increased tenfold..


  • Handbook on Prisons free pdfHandbook on Prisons

    This is the most comprehensive and ambitious book on prisons to have been published. a key text for anybody studying the subject and an essential work of reference for practitioners working in prisons and other parts of the criminal justice system..


  • Are Prisons Obsolete? free pdfAre Prisons Obsolete?

    Free App To Download Books. Since the 1980s prison construction and incarceration rates in the U.S. have been rising exponentially, evoking huge public concern about their proliferation, their recent