Punishing the Vulnerable: Discrimination in American Prisons

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Jeremiah Wade-Olsonauthor

Jeremiah Wade-Olson is assistant professor at the University of Michigan, Flint. He has a PhD in political science from the University of Kentucky. His work focuses on race and incarceration.

Punishing the Vulnerable: Discrimination in American Prisons

20190531

Praeger

Pages 200
Topics Current Events and Issues: Law and Crime;Current Events and Issues: Society;Drug War;Economic Discrimination;Gender Discrimination;Mental Health;Prison Abolition;Prisons;Racial Discrimination;Solitary Confinement

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Punishing the Vulnerable: Discrimination in American Prisons

Author(s): Wade-Olson, Jeremiah;
Contributors: Wade-Olson, Jeremiah;
Abstract:

Few studies look at the treatment of those inside America's prisons. Discussing race discrimination alongside gender, ethnic, and religious discrimination in contemporary American prisons, this book finds that correctional staff are swayed by stereotypes in their treatment of inmates


• Provides a comprehensive account of the experiences of marginalized groups in American prisons

• Considers discrimination inside prison walls rather than discrimination affecting which people are put into prison

• Covers up-to-date topics such as solitary confinement, substance abuse treatment, and mental health counseling

• Provides a timely look inside American prisons through recent interviews and unique survey data

SortTitle: punishing the vulnerable: discrimination in american prisons
Keyword(s): Current Events and Issues: Law and Crime; Current Events and Issues: Society; Drug War; Economic Discrimination; Gender Discrimination; Mental Health; Prison Abolition; Prisons; Racial Discrimination; Solitary Confinement
Author Info:
Jeremiah Wade-Olsonauthor

Jeremiah Wade-Olson is assistant professor at the University of Michigan, Flint. He has a PhD in political science from the University of Kentucky. His work focuses on race and incarceration.

eISBN-13: 9781440858093
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440858086
Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 200
Publication Date: 20190531