American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment, Sasha Abramsky
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American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment

Author: Sasha Abramsky

Narrator: Sasha Abramsky

Unabridged: 7 hr 55 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio

Published: 12/18/2018

Genre: Social Science - Penology

Synopsis

In this disturbing yet elegant exposé of U.S. penitentiaries and their surrounding communities, Sasha Abramsky shows how American prisons have abandoned their long-held ideal of rehabilitation, often for political reasons. After surveying our current state of affairs-life sentences for nonviolent crimes, appalling conditions for inmates, the growth of private prisons, the treatment of juveniles-Abramsky argues that our punitive policies are not only inhuman but deeply counterproductive. Brilliantly researched and compellingly told, American Furies reveals the devastating consequences of a society that believes in "lock 'em up and throw away the key."

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