From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
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Author(s): Elizabeth Hinton,
ISBN-10: 0674737237
ISBN-13: 9780674737235
Published: 2016-05-09
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Pages: 459

How did the land of the free become the home of the world’s largest prison system? Elizabeth Hinton traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: not the War on Drugs of the Reagan administration but the War on Crime that began during Johnson’s Great Society at the height of the civil rights era.

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