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Prison, Inc. provides a first-hand account of life behind bars in a controversial new type of prison facility: the private prison. These for-profit prisons are becoming increasingly popular as state budgets get tighter. Yet as privatization is seen as a necessary and cost-saving measure, not much is known about how these facilities are run and whether or not they can effectively watch over this difficult and dangerous population. For the first time, Prison, Inc. provides a look inside one of these private prisons as told through the eyes of an actual inmate, K.C. Carceral who has been in the prison system for over twenty years.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780814799550
ISBN-10: 0814799558
Format: Paperback
(5817mm x 3887mm x 18mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - K. C. Carceral

K.C. Carceral entered prison shortly after graduating from high school. He continued his education in prison and now holds an Associates Degree as a Paralegal and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is also the author of Behind a Convict's Eyes: Doing Time in a Modern Prison. Thomas J. Bernard is Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Pennsylvania State University and author of Theoretical Criminology and The Cycle of Juvenile Justice. He also co-edited Carceral's previous book, Behind a Convict's Eyes.