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Invisible Punishment

The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment

Invisible Punishment by Meda Chesney-Lind
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In a series of newly commissioned essays from the leading scholars and advocates in criminal justice, Invisible Punishment explores, for the first time, the far-reaching consequences of our current criminal justice policies. Adopted as part of get tough on crime” attitudes that prevailed in the 1980s and ’90s, a range of strategies, from three strikes” and a war on drugs,” to mandatory sentencing and prison privatization, have resulted in the mass incarceration of American citizens, and have had enormous effects not just on wrong-doers, but on their families and the communities they come from. This book looks at the consequences of these policies twenty years later.
The New Press; May 2011
368 pages; ISBN 9781595587367
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Title: Invisible Punishment
Author: Meda Chesney-Lind; Marc Mauer