Download e-book for kindle: 23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary by Keramet Reiter

By Keramet Reiter

How America’s prisons became a “brutal and inhumane” perform into general procedure

initially intended to be short and extraordinary, solitary confinement in U.S. prisons has turn into long term and customary. Prisoners spend twenty-three hours an afternoon in featureless cells, with out viewers or human touch for years on finish, and they're held completely at directors’ discretion. Keramet Reiter tells the heritage of 1 “supermax,” California’s Pelican Bay nation legal, whose severe stipulations lately sparked a statewide starvation strike via 30,000 prisoners. This e-book describes how Pelican Bay used to be created with out legislative oversight, in worried reaction to Nineteen Seventies radicals; how simply prisoners slip into solitary; and the psychological havoc and social expenses of years and a long time in isolation. The manufactured from fifteen years of analysis in and approximately prisons, this ebook offers crucial heritage to a topic now drawing nationwide attention.

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