TITLE

The prison-industrial complex

AUTHOR(S)
Schlosser, Eric
PUB. DATE
December 1998
SOURCE
Atlantic;Dec1998, Vol. 282 Issue 6, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the conspiracy behind the burgeoning prison-industrial complex in the United States. The author discusses the danger and opportunities posed by overcrowding in prisons and presents statistics on the total number of Americans behind bars. Article topics include the confluence of special interest groups and institutions involved with prisons, the corruption of the criminal-justice system, and the eagerness for tough-on-crime legislation.
ACCESSION #
1340640

 

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