American Furies by Sasha Abramsky

American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment by Sasha Abramsky
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 217 MB
Overview: In this disturbing yet elegant exposé of US penitentiaries and their surrounding communities, Sasha Abramsky shows how American prisons have abandoned their long-held ideal of rehabilitation, often for political reasons. After surveying our current state of affairs – life sentences for nonviolent crimes, appalling conditions for inmates, the growth of private prisons, the treatment of juveniles – Abramsky argues that our punitive policies are not only inhuman but deeply counterproductive.
Brilliantly researched and compellingly told, American Furies reveals the devastating consequences of a society that believes in "lock ’em up and throw away the key".
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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