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Solitary Confinement - a book by Guenther, Lisa

Solitary Confinement

Social Death and Its Afterlives

Solitary Confinement( )
Author: Guenther, Lisa
ISBN:978-0-8166-7959-1
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:University of Minnesota Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:


In this profoundly important and original book, Lisa Guenther examines the death-in-life experience of solitary confinement in America from the early nineteenth century to today's supermax prisons. Documenting how solitary confinement undermines prisoners' sense of identity and their ability to understand the world, Guenther demonstrates the real effects of forcibly isolating a person for weeks, months, or years.

Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Penology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 1 Inches

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