Gates of Injustice: The Crisis in America's Prisons

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April 2004



Elsner presents an extraordinary, comprehensive, shocking expose of the American prison system. With more than two million inmates, the impact of this topic reaches far into the general population to family members, citizens, and human rights activists. Readers learn why the prison epidemic matters to them, even if they've never met anyone who's gone to jail, and learn what it's really like on the inside with racial gangs, corruption, and sickness.


Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. The Second Toughest Sheriff in America. 2. Becoming a Prison Nation. 3. Entering the Gates. 4. The Vulnerable. 5. The Sanity of the System. 6. An Unhealthy Situation. 7. Women Behind Bars. 8. Supermax. 9. Short-Term Problems. 10. Money, Money, Money. 11. After Prison. 12. Some Modest Suggestions. Endnotes. Index.


lan Elsner has written extensively about conditions in jails and prisons, visiting institutions in a dozen states to meet with inmates, lawyers, corrections officers, medical staff, religious volunteers, family members and law enforcement. He has 25 years' experience in journalism, covering stories ranging from the September 11, 2001 attacks on America and the Arab-Israeli conflict to the 2000 presidential election and the end of the Cold War. Elsner is currently National Correspondent for Reuters news agency. For more information, visit <>.
EAN: 9780131427914
ISBN: 0131427911
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2004
Seitenanzahl: 264 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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