The Resource Sick justice : inside the American Gulag, Ivan G. Goldman

Sick justice : inside the American Gulag, Ivan G. Goldman

Label
Sick justice : inside the American Gulag
Title
Sick justice
Title remainder
inside the American Gulag
Statement of responsibility
Ivan G. Goldman
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In America, 2.3 million peopleùa population about the size of HoustonÆs, the countryÆs fourth-largest cityùlive behind bars. Sick Justice explores the economic, social, and political forces that hijacked the criminal justice system to create this bizarre situation. Presenting frightening true stories of (sometimes wrongfully) incarcerated individuals, Ivan G. Goldman exposes the inept bureaucracies of AmericaÆs prisons and shows the real reasons that disproportionate numbers of minorities, the poor, and the mentally ill end up there. Goldman dissects the widespread phenomenon of jailing for profit, the outsized power of prison guardsÆ unions, CaliforniaÆs exceptionally rigid three-strikes law, the ineffective and never-ending war on drugs, the closing of mental health institutions across the country, and other blunders and avaricious practices that have brought us to this point. Sick Justice tells a big, gripping story thatÆs long overdue. By illuminating the systemÆs brutality and greed and the prisonersÆ gratuitous suffering, the book aims to be a catalyst for reform, complementing the work of the Innocence Project and mirroring the effects of Michael HarringtonÆs The Other America: Poverty in the United States (1962), which became the driving force behind the war on poverty"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
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Goldman, Ivan G
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9471
LC item number
.G646 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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JSTOR
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  • Prisons
  • Corrections
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Corrections
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Prisons
  • United States
Label
Sick justice : inside the American Gulag, Ivan G. Goldman
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Failed Fears -- The Mostly Invisible Catastrophe -- Fear, Loathing, and Guns -- Informants -- Failed Laws -- The War on Drugs (and Reason) -- The Death of Rachel Hoffman -- Three Strikes and You're Out -- Divine Right Prosecutors -- The Innocent and the Dead -- Failed Results -- Walking the "Toughest Beat" in Guccis -- Mongo and Squeaky -- Prison Privateers and Jailing for Cash -- Captive Employees Failed Excess -- Deporting for Cash -- The War against the Poor (and Middle Class) -- Crazy Consequences -- Crime Academies, Rape, Sex Slaves, Infection, Death -- The Insanity of Mental Health Practices -- Failed Vision -- Legacy Inmates -- "The Future."
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 249 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612344881
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 255970F1-B70E-430F-B65A-1142E2250803
  • 22573/ctt1ddpzq4
System control number
  • (OCoLC)855023301
  • (OCoLC)ocn855023301
Label
Sick justice : inside the American Gulag, Ivan G. Goldman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Failed Fears -- The Mostly Invisible Catastrophe -- Fear, Loathing, and Guns -- Informants -- Failed Laws -- The War on Drugs (and Reason) -- The Death of Rachel Hoffman -- Three Strikes and You're Out -- Divine Right Prosecutors -- The Innocent and the Dead -- Failed Results -- Walking the "Toughest Beat" in Guccis -- Mongo and Squeaky -- Prison Privateers and Jailing for Cash -- Captive Employees Failed Excess -- Deporting for Cash -- The War against the Poor (and Middle Class) -- Crazy Consequences -- Crime Academies, Rape, Sex Slaves, Infection, Death -- The Insanity of Mental Health Practices -- Failed Vision -- Legacy Inmates -- "The Future."
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 249 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612344881
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 255970F1-B70E-430F-B65A-1142E2250803
  • 22573/ctt1ddpzq4
System control number
  • (OCoLC)855023301
  • (OCoLC)ocn855023301

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