The 'Million Dollar Inmate' highlights the financial and social costs of America's incarceration of non-violent offenders. Basing her insight on extensive research into the origins of our correctional systems, the visible and non-visible costs incurred by the practice of incarcerating non-violent offenders, and the goals of our prison system, Heather Ahn-Redding dares to expose flaws in current correctional practices and suggest ways they can be not only changed, but re-envisioned as well.
Heather Ahn-Redding is assistant professor at High Point University.
Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 Part I. Introduction and Early Sentencing Chapter 3 Chapter 1. An Introduction to the "Million Dollar" Inmate Chapter 4 Chapter 2. Punishment in the 20th Century: Run-On Sentences Part 5 Part II. Sentencing and Prisons Today Chapter 6 Chapter 3. Sentencing Today: A Sentence is a Sentence - Period! Chapter 7 Chapter 4. Prison Conditions Part 8 Part III. Financial and Social Costs of Incarceration Chapter 9 Chapter 5. The Financial Costs of Incarceration: An Overview Chapter 10 Chapter 6. Expensive Prisoners Chapter 11 Chapter 7. The Social Costs of Incarceration: The Hidden Yet Expensive Side of Prison Part 12 Part IV. Goals of Incarceration Chapter 13 Chapter 8. Retribution: Can We Have Our "Just Desert" and Eat It Too? Chapter 14 Chapter 9. Incapacitation: If We Lock Them Up, Maybe They'll Just Go Away! Chapter 15 Chapter 10. Some Specifics on Deterrence, in General Chapter 16 Chapter 11. Rehabilitation and Treatment: Where is the Correction in our Correctional Institutions? Part 17 Part V. Conclusion Chapter 18 Chapter 12. The Benefits of Incarceration - Real and Perceived Chapter 19 Chapter 13. Policy Recommendations