Prisons in Canada

Gosselin, Luc
Publisher:  Black Rose Books, Montreal, Canada
Year Published:  1996
Pages:  212pp   ISBN:  978-0919619128
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX9236

Gosselin provides a political and historical view of the prison system and its inherent contradictions. He argues that the penal system is used by the State to maintain its authority. He remarks on corporations, the press and the parole board and the difference in their treatment and coverage of prisoners and prisons. He sees the penal system as a morally bankrupt bureaucracy which threatens future incarceration for many people that the economy cannot absorb.

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