Punishing the Vulnerable: Discrimination in American Prisons, 1st Edition

  • Jeremiah Wade-Olson
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  • ISBN-10: 1440858098
  • ISBN-13: 9781440858093
  • DDC: 365
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 250 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released January 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The book details how African American, American Indian, and Hispanic inmates receive harsher punishments, including solitary confinement, and fewer rehabilitative programs, such as substance abuse treatment and mental health counseling. It also examines other injustices, including how female inmates suffer from a lack of rehabilitative services, Muslim inmates are placed in solitary confinement for practicing their religious beliefs, American Indians are disproportionately punished, and undocumented immigrants are forced from prison to prison in the middle of the night.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
A Brief Note on Language and Identity.
1: “Crime” and Moral Panics.
2: Discretion and Punishment.
3: Punishing the Poor.
4: Punishing the Sick.
5: Punishing Race.
6: Punishing Immigrants.
7: Punishing Drug Use.
8: Punishing Families.
9: Instead of Prisons.
Technical Appendix.
About the Author.