Unusually Cruel: Prisons, Punishment, and the Real American Exceptionalism

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The United States incarcerates far more people than any other country in the world, at rates nearly ten times higher than other liberal democracies. Indeed, while the U.S. is home to 5 percent of the world's population, it contains nearly 25 percent of its prisoners. But the extent of American cruelty goes beyond simply locking people up. At every stage of the criminal justice process - plea bargaining, sentencing, prison conditions, rehabilitation, parole, and societal reentry - the U.S. is harsher and more punitive than ...

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Unusually Cruel: Prisons, Punishment, and the Real American Exceptionalism
2017, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190659349

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2017, Oxford University Press, USA

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