9780312680473

Texas Tough The Rise of America's Prison Empire

  • ISBN 13:

    9780312680473

  • ISBN 10:

    0312680473

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/26/2010
  • Publisher: Picador

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Summary

In the prison business, all roads lead to Texas. A pioneer in criminal justice severity--from assembly-line executions to supermax isolation, from mandatory sentencing to prison privatization--Texas is the most locked-down state in the most incarcerated country in the world.Texas Tough,a sweeping history of American imprisonment from the days of slavery to the present, explains how a plantation-based penal system once dismissed as barbaric became a template for the nation.Drawing on the individual stories as well as authoritative research,Texas Toughreveals the true origins of America's prison juggernaut and points toward a more just and humane future.

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