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23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-T...
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Originally meant to be brief and exceptional, solitary confinement in US prisons has become long-term and common. Prisoners spend 23 hours a day in featureless cells, with no visitors or human contact for years on end, and they are held entirely at administrators´ discretion. Keramet Reiter tells the history of one ´´supermax´´, California´s Pelican Bay State Prison, whose extreme conditions recently sparked a statewide hunger strike by 30,000 prisoners. This book describes how Pelican Bay was created without legislative oversight, in fearful response to 1970s radicals; how easily prisoners slip into solitary; and the mental havoc and social costs of years and decades in isolation. The product of 15 years of research in and about prisons, this book provides essential background to a subject now drawing national attention. 1. Language: English. Narrator: C.S.E Cooney. Audio sample: Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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