By Mary D. Looman, John D. Carl
The U.S. is the area chief in incarcerating electorate. 707 humans out of each 100,000 are imprisoned. If these at the moment incarcerated within the US legal method have been a rustic, it might be the 102nd such a lot populated country on the planet. apart from the numbers, if shall we examine felony from a brand new standpoint, as its personal nation instead of an establishment made from partitions and wires, guidelines and methods, and felony statutes, what may we have the capacity to learn?
In A nation known as Prison, Mary Looman and John Carl suggest a paradigm shift within the means that American society perspectives mass incarceration. Weaving jointly sociological and mental rules, theories of political reform, and real-life tales from stories operating in legal and with at-risk households, Looman and Carl shape a beginning of realizing to illustrate that legal is felony is greater than an establishment equipped of of fences and rules - it's a tradition. legal maintains good after incarceration, as ex-felons depart correctional amenities (and frequently go back to impoverished neighborhoods) with no cash or felony id of yank citizenship. Trapped within the isolation of poverty, those felony extraterrestrial beings flip to unlawful methods of offering for themselves and are usually reimprisoned. this case is unsustainable and the United States is obviously dealing with an incarceration epidemic that calls for a brand new standpoint to eliminate it. A state referred to as Prison deals concrete, concrete, possible, low in cost feedback to reform the felony method and aid prisoners go back to a more fit lifestyles after incarceration.
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Then they are released from prison after a few years, only to return a few months or a few years later. This is the cycle of their lives. Men and women, just like James, made us realize that when a person enters prison in the United States they, in effect, cease to be American citizens. Instead, they become citizens of the Country Called Prison. They enter a country with its own culture, language, rules, and regulations that they learn. Once released from prison, they rarely are welcomed in their original homeland.
Prison population is sufficiently large enough to be considered a nation. But let’s consider one more comparison for the prison population. S. Census. S. Census, 2012). S. ). Prison could, therefore, be a “swing state” in any presidential election, if all current and former inmates were allowed to vote. But of course they are not. They are, as we hypothesize, legally here but essentially aliens in their own land. We present these numbers to give you a perspective on the size of the Country Called Prison.
Used throughout history. Pillory and Stocks Placing a person’s hands and head through a wooden frame attached to a pole. Usually used for public shaming. Slavery Enslavement of losers in battle and conquered people. In ancient Rome certain crimes could result in the person becoming a slave. Transportation Transporting criminals to colonies by European governments. Sources: Farrington, 2000; Lyons, 2004. Throughout history, people have been punished for a number of reasons that seemed valid at the time.
A Country Called Prison: Mass Incarceration and the Making of a New Nation by Mary D. Looman, John D. Carl