Friday, August 3, 2007

Prison Nation

Last night in my car I caught part of a broadcast on KUOW:

Sasha Abramsky on the 'Age of Mass Imprisonment'

Sasha Abramsky says America is a prison nation. His third book on the United States' criminal justice system takes an investigative look at prisons. He says most people don't think of prisons when they think about the American story, but, in fact, thanks to twenty–five years of policy changes, prisons are our story. Abramsky follows up Conned and Hard Time Blues with American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment. Abramsky spoke at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle on June 7th, 2007.
KUOW Speakers Forum archive. Abramsky's website is here.

Very interesting -- worth a listen or a read, I think.

No comments: