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The Resource Downsizing prisons : how to reduce crime and end mass incarceration, Michael Jacobson

Downsizing prisons : how to reduce crime and end mass incarceration, Michael Jacobson

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Downsizing prisons : how to reduce crime and end mass incarceration
Title
Downsizing prisons
Title remainder
how to reduce crime and end mass incarceration
Statement of responsibility
Michael Jacobson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"After overseeing New York City's jail system, the largest in the country, Michael Jacobson knows first-hand the inner workings of the corrections system. In Downsizing Prisons, he convincingly argues that mass incarceration will not, as many have claimed, reduce crime nor create more public safety. Simply put, throwing away the key is not the answer. Instead, Jacobson argues that our prison system needs a massive overhaul. Moreover, given the dire budget shortfalls facing most states, there really is no choice: we no longer have the revenue to continue prison expansion while simultaneously supporting education, health care, and lower taxes. Downsizing Prisons examines specific ways that states have begun to transform their prison systems, in particular he focuses on the reforms underway in New York, Louisiana, Connecticut, and California. Jacobson offers practical policy solutions and strategies, such as: changing how parole and probation agencies operate, significantly reducing punitive sentencing and "technical" parole violations, and supporting drug-treatment programs for low-level drug offenders. These policy changes can actually increase public safety as well as save money."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacobson, Michael
Dewey number
364.6/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9471
LC item number
.J317 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Prisons
  • Probation
  • Parole
  • Alternatives to imprisonment
  • Criminals
  • Prisons
  • Probation (Droit)
  • Libération conditionnelle
  • Emprisonnement
  • Réhabilitation
  • Alternatives to imprisonment
  • Criminals
  • Parole
  • Prisons
  • Probation
  • United States
  • Offener Strafvollzug
  • Reform
  • Strafvollzug
  • USA
  • USA
  • Prisons
  • Probation
  • Parole
  • Criminal rehabilitation
  • United States
Label
Downsizing prisons : how to reduce crime and end mass incarceration, Michael Jacobson
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : bloated prisons -- Mass incarceration -- Unintended consequences -- A new reality for prison systems -- Why prison growth does not reduce crime -- Why parole and probation policies need to change -- Success stories and works in progress -- Downsizing prisons
Control code
ocm56481944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780814742914
Lccn
2004020592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56481944
  • (OCoLC)56481944
Label
Downsizing prisons : how to reduce crime and end mass incarceration, Michael Jacobson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : bloated prisons -- Mass incarceration -- Unintended consequences -- A new reality for prison systems -- Why prison growth does not reduce crime -- Why parole and probation policies need to change -- Success stories and works in progress -- Downsizing prisons
Control code
ocm56481944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780814742914
Lccn
2004020592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56481944
  • (OCoLC)56481944

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