An Expensive Way to Make Bad People Worse: An Essay on Prison Reform from an Insider S Perspective (Flashpoint, nr. 01)De (autor) Jens Soering, Jens S'Oring
en Limba Engleză Paperback – September 2004
For the last eighteen years, Jens Soering has experienced the inside of many different prison environments, from a youth remand center in London to America s notorious Supermax prisons, to medium-security institutions. What he has seen and experienced has convinced him that not only do prisons not rehabilitate prisoners who may be useful for society once their sentence has ended, but prisons turn petty criminals into hardened convicts all at enormous expense to society. Meanwhile, other nations control their crime rates at a fraction of the cost of the United States correctional system.
Soering does not argue that prisons should not exist or dispute that there are people who need to be locked away. His book is not an indictment of the legal system that lands many people in prison. Instead, An Expensive Way to Make Bad People Worse offers a mainly monetary analysis of why it is absurd fiscal policy to lock people up so often and for so long."