Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better

Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better

By: Maya Schenwar (author)Paperback

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Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own familys experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2. 3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. As she vividly depicts here, incarceration takes away the very things that might enable people to build better lives. But looking toward a future beyond imprisonment, Schenwar profiles community-based initiatives that successfully deal with problems both individual harm and larger social wrongs through connection rather than isolation, moving toward a safer, freer future for all of us.

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About Author

Maya Schenwar is Executive Director of Truthout, a blogger for Ms. Magazine and is the co-coordinator of the Chicago chapter of Women, Action and the Media. She was a Contributing Editor at Punk Planet magazine, and has written for In These Times, AlterNet, Zeek Magazine, TheNation.com, Bitch Magazine, Common Dreams, Z Magazine and others. She also served as a publicity coordinator for Voices for Creative Nonviolence.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/11/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781626562691
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781626562691
  • weight: 368
  • ISBN10: 1626562695

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