American Furies – Rakuten Kobo Canada

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In this disturbing yet elegant exposé of U.S. penitentiaries and their bordering neighborhoods, Sasha Abramsky demonstrates how American jails have abandoned their long-held ideal of rehab, often for political factors. After evaluating our present state of affairs-life sentences for nonviolent criminal offenses, appalling conditions for inmates, the development of private jails, the treatment of juveniles-Abramsky argues that our vindictive policies are not just inhuman but deeply detrimental. Remarkably looked into and compellingly told, American Furies reveals the devastating repercussions of a society that relies on “lock ’em up and throw out the key.

American Furies

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