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Releasing Prisoners, Redeeming Communities
Author: Anthony C. Thompson

ISBN: 9780814783030
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 17 March 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 583.0 x 389.5 x 2.2
Accessible and comprehensive, Releasing Prisoners, Redeeming Communities delves into the most pressing legal issue of prisoner reentry. . . . Thompson provides a much needed look at this dire social issue through an expert legal lens. This is an important book and I highly recommend it to legal scholars, policy makers, criminologists, and concerned citizens. --Joan Petersilia, author of "When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry"In the middle of the first decade of the twenty-first century, African Americans made up approximately twelve percent of the U.S. population but close to forty percent of the U.S. prison population. This shocking disparity is due, in part, to the introduction of tough sentencing laws passed in the 1990s, some in response to the widespread use of crack cocaine, which was sold and used by far more black than white Americans. Now, in the latter half of the decade, the nation is in the midst of the largest multi-year discharge of prisoners in its history. What is likely to happen to these ex-offenders? In Releasing Prisoners, Redeeming Communities, Anthony C. Thompson looks for the answer.Not surprising...

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