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Race To Incarcerate

Race To Incarcerate

Race To Incarcerate

A Graphic Retelling

BY SABRINA JONES, MARC MAUER, FOREWOARD BY MICHELL ALEXANDER

Brief Description:
More than 2 million people are now imprisoned in the United States, producing the highest rate of incarceration in the world. How did this happen? As the director of The Sentencing Project, Marc Mauer has long been one of the country's foremost experts on sentencing policy, race, and the criminal justice system. Now, Sabrina Jones, a member of the "World War 3 Illustrated" collective and an acclaimed author of politically engaged comics, has collaborated with Mauer to adapt and update the original book into a vivid and compelling comics narrative. Jones's dramatic artwork adds passion and compassion to the complex story of the penal system's shift from rehabilitation to punishment

New Press 2013 111 PP. Paper

$17.95 (out of stock but can be backordered)

An updated account of the explosion in America's prison population A tremendously disturbing and important book. . . . The questions that it poses call for answers that too few of those in power have been brave enough to give.

JONATHAN KOZOL

In this revised edition of his seminal book on race, class, and the criminal justice system, Marc Mauer, executive director of one of the United States’ leading criminal justice reform organizations, offers the most up-to-date look available at three decades of prison expansion in America.

Including newly written material on recent developments under the Bush administration and updated statistics, graphs, and charts throughout, the book tells the tragic story of runaway growth in the number of prisons and jails and the overreliance on imprisonment to stem problems of economic and social development. Called sober and nuanced by Publishers Weekly, Race to Incarcerate documents the enormous financial and human toll of the get tough movement, and argues for more humane and productive alternatives.

Marc Mauer is executive director of The Sentencing Project. He has served as a consultant to the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Institute of Corrections, and the American Bar Association. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area. The Sentencing Project is a national organization based in Washington, D.C., that promotes criminal justice reform and the development of alternatives to incarceration.

 

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