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The Jail - a book by Irwin, John

The Jail

Managing the Underclass in American Society

The Jail( )
Author: Irwin, John
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $29.95
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Combining extensive interviews with his own experience as an inmate, John Irwin constructs a powerful and graphic description of the big-city jail. Unlike prisons, which incarcerate convicted felons, jails primarily confine arrested persons not yet charged or convicted of any serious crime. Irwin argues that rather than controlling the disreputable, jail disorients and degrades these people, indoctrinating new recruits to the rabble class. In a forceful conclusion, Irwin addresses the...
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Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Penology

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