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From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration After 1945

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To many, asylums are a relic of a bygone era. State governments took steps between 1950 and 1990 to minimize the involuntary confinement of people in psychiatric hospitals, and many mental health facilities closed down. Yet, as Anne Parsons reveals, the asylum did not die during deinstitutionalization. Instead, it returned in the modern prison industrial complex as the government shifted to a more punitive, institutional approach to social deviance. Parsons shows how the lack of community-based services, a fear-based ...

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1469640635

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9781469640631

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From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration After 1945
2018, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9781469640631

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