Social Death and Its Afterlives
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||University of Minnesota Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $75.00|
| Book Description: |
Prolonged solitary confinement has become a widespread and standard practice in U.S. prisons--even though it consistently drives healthy prisoners insane, makes the mentally ill sicker, and, according to the testimony of prisoners, threatens to reduce life to a living death. 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.