Incarceration nations : a journey to justice in prisons around the world /

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Author / Creator:Dreisinger, Baz, 1976- author.
Imprint:New York : Other Press, [2016]
Description:325 pages ; 24 cm
Discrimination in criminal justice administration.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:9781590517277 (hardcover)
159051727X (hardcover)
9781590517284 (e-book)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-325).
Summary:"Beginning in Africa and ending in Europe, Incarceration Nations is a first-person odyssey through the prison systems of the world. Professor, journalist, and founder of the Prison-to-College-Pipeline, Dreisinger looks into the human stories of incarcerated men and women and those who imprison them, creating a jarring, poignant view of a world to which most are denied access, and a rethinking of one of America's most far-reaching global exports: the modern prison complex. From serving as a restorative justice facilitator in a notorious South African prison and working with genocide survivors in Rwanda, to launching a creative writing class in an overcrowded Ugandan prison and coordinating a drama workshop for women prisoners in Thailand, Dreisinger examines the world behind bars with equal parts empathy and intellect. She journeys to Jamaica to visit a prison music program, to Singapore to learn about approaches to prisoner reentry, to Australia to grapple with the bottom line of private prisons, to a federal supermax in Brazil to confront the horrors of solitary confinement, and finally to the so-called model prisons of Norway. Incarceration Nations concludes with climactic lessons about the past, present, and future of justice." -- Publisher's description