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Locked Down, Locked Out : Why Prison Doesn''t Work and How We Can Do Better

By: Schenwar, Maya.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: San Francisco, US : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2014Description: 1 online resource (303 p.).ISBN: 9781626562714.Subject(s): Alternatives to imprisonment -- United States | Corrections -- United States | Criminals -- Rehabilitation -- United States | Imprisonment -- United States | Justice, Administration of -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Locked Down, Locked Out : Why Prison Doesn''t Work and How We Can Do BetterDDC classification: 364.60973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Introduction Into the Hole; Part One: Coming Apart; 1 The Visiting Room; 2 The 100-Year Communication Rewind; 3 On the Homefront; 4 "Only Her First Bid"; 5 Disposable Babies; Part Two: Coming Together; 6 The Case for a Pen Pal; 7 Working from the Inside Out: Decarcerate!; 8 Telling Stories; 9 The Peace Room; 10 A Wakeup; Epilogue: Not an Ending; Notes; Resources; Acknowledgments; Index; About the Author; Footnotes; Introfn; Ch05fn; Ch08fn; Ch09fn
Summary: Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family's experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. As she vividly depicts here, incarceration takes away the very things that might enable people to build better lives. But looking toward a future beyond imprisonment, Schenwar profiles community-based initiatives that successfully deal with problems-both individual harm and larger social wrongs-through connectio
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Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Introduction Into the Hole; Part One: Coming Apart; 1 The Visiting Room; 2 The 100-Year Communication Rewind; 3 On the Homefront; 4 "Only Her First Bid"; 5 Disposable Babies; Part Two: Coming Together; 6 The Case for a Pen Pal; 7 Working from the Inside Out: Decarcerate!; 8 Telling Stories; 9 The Peace Room; 10 A Wakeup; Epilogue: Not an Ending; Notes; Resources; Acknowledgments; Index; About the Author; Footnotes; Introfn; Ch05fn; Ch08fn; Ch09fn

Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family's experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. As she vividly depicts here, incarceration takes away the very things that might enable people to build better lives. But looking toward a future beyond imprisonment, Schenwar profiles community-based initiatives that successfully deal with problems-both individual harm and larger social wrongs-through connectio

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Schenwar, editor in chief of social justice website Truthout, has written extensively about prisons, but the topic hit home for the author when her sister Kayla was incarcerated on drug charges. Kayla's experience in jail impelled Schenwar to pen this book in order to ask for reforms in the system. In particular, the author discusses the often overlooked effects on the family and the community of incarcerated people. In addition to her sister, Schenwar considers other inmates who have committed more serious crimes and suggests ways that these, too, could have been better handled. The complexity of the current criminal justice system means that many of her ideas seem pie in the sky, but certainly they are worth a second glance. Given the author's personal involvement, she deserves kudos for bringing them to light. VERDICT This book should be read by students and professionals in criminal justice. Since it has an easy-to-read style, it should also be of interest to the general reader who simply wishes to know what it's like to be behind bars.-Frances O. Sandiford, formerly with Green Haven Correctional Facility Lib., Stormville, NY (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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