Lockdown America
Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis

Parenti, Christian
Publisher:  Verso
Year Published:  2008   First Published:  1999
Pages:  306pp   Price:  $24   ISBN:  978 1 84467 249 3
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX11995

Why is criminal justice so central to American politics? Lockdown America not only documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing, prisons, a fortified border, and the federalization of the war on crime, it also explains the political and economic history behind the massive crackdown.

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