American Furies by Sasha Abramsky audiobook

American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment

By Sasha Abramsky
Read by Sasha Abramsky

Beacon Press
7.93 Hours 1
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In this disturbing yet elegant exposé 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 key."

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In this disturbing yet elegant exposé 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 key."

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Author Bio: Sasha Abramsky

Author Bio: Sasha Abramsky

Sasha Abramsky is an author, freelance journalist, lecturer at the University of California, and a senior fellow at Demos. His work has appeared in the Nation, Atlantic Monthly, New York magazine, the American Prospect, Salon, Slate, NewYorker.com, LA Weekly, the Village Voice, Daily Beast, and Rolling Stone. His 2013 book The American Way of Poverty was listed as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and his 2015 volume The House of Twenty Thousand Books was selected by Kirkus Reviews as one of the best nonfiction books of the year.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 7.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English