[bksvol-discuss] Nonfiction submission

  • From: "Deborah Murray" <blinkeeblink@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "BookShare" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 09:52:54 -0500

Hi all,

I've just submitted for validation "American Furies: Crime, Punishment and 
Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment" by Sasha Abramsky

Read through and pre-validated--headers stripped, page numbers and chapter 
titles protected. 214 pages (plus introduction and preliminary pages).

[Back cover]
In this disturbing yet elegant expose of U.S. penitentiaries and their 
surrounding communities, Sasha Abramsky shows how American prisons have 
abandoned their long-held ideal of rehabilitation, often for political 
reasons. After surveying our current state of affairs--life sentences for 
nonviolent crimes, appalling conditions for inmates, the growth of private 
prisons, the treatment of juveniles--Abramsky argues that our punitive 
policies are not only inhuman but deeply counterproductive. Brilliantly 
researched and compellingly told, American Furies reveals the devastating 
consequences of a society that believes in "lock 'em up and throw away the 


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