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Downsizing Prisons

How to Reduce Crime and End Mass Incarceration

by Michael Jacobson

  • 259 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by NYU Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Prisons,
  • Probation,
  • Parole,
  • Sociology,
  • Law,
  • USA,
  • Penology,
  • Criminal Law - General,
  • Alternatives to imprisonment,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages292
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8045290M
    ISBN 100814742742
    ISBN 109780814742747

    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. Over two million people are incarcerated in America's prisons and jails, eight times as many since Mandatory minimum sentencing, parole agencies intent on sending people back to prison, three-strike laws, for-profit prisons, and other changes in the legal system have contributed to this spectacular rise of the general prison population. After overseeing the largest city jail system in /5(1).

    Get this from a library! Downsizing prisons: should nonviolent inmates be incarcerated?. [Peter Katel; CQ Press.;] -- Budget crises are forcing states to re-examine the cost of maintaining their prison and jail systems, which incarcerate more than 2 million people, the biggest national prison population in the. forts to significantly “downsize” the prison system. Let me begin, then, by summarizing the various critiques of the prison system that have been lodged, for good reason, to date. THE INEQUITABLE USE OF INCARCERATION Perhaps the most well known critique of current punitive trends is that racial and class biases skew who goes to prison.

    Free 2-day shipping on qualified orders over $ Buy Downsizing Prisons: How to Reduce Crime and End Mass Incarceration (Paperback) at Book Back; 0 Marked; Mark; Options Report Refworks Print Link Email Prisons--United States. Probation--United States. More Details. author. Jacobson, Michael, title. Downsizing prisons: how to reduce crime and end mass incarceration / Michael Jacobson. imprint. New York ; London: New York University Press, c


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"Downsizing Prisons is an excellent, well-documented, and well-referenced case study. Jacobson is a seasoned policy practitioner who understands the fit of partisan, policy, and system politics.

He has hands-on experience, understands what works, and knows first-hand the dysfunctional impacts of higher incarceration by:   Nonetheless, Downsizing Prisons is a great read for criminal justice professionals who have an in-depth interest and understanding of the myriad of statistical analysis provided.

For most others, the stats will probably overwhelm and/or bore you to death/5. Jacobson’s book comes at exactly the right time.”-Mother Jones “Policy wonks, journalists, elected officials and students of criminal justice will find the arguments and data in this book worth grappling with.”-New York Newsday “Downsizing Prisons is an excellent, well-documented, and well-referenced case study.

Jacobson is a seasoned /5(7). "Downsizing Prisons offers an innovative approach to reducing the strain on Americas overcrowded prisons: namely, by fixing the dysfunctional parole systems in states around the country. Jacobsons book comes at exactly the right time."Brand: Michael Jacobson.

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Downsizing prisons: how to reduce crime and end mass incarceration. User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. The United States locks up more of its population than any other country in the world. There are over two million people incarcerated in U.S. prisons and jails--eight times the rate in /5(1).

After overseeing the largest city jail system 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 by: 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. Simply put, throwing away the key is not the answer.

“Policy wonks, journalists, elected officials and students of criminal justice will find the arguments and data in this book worth grappling with.”-New York Newsday “Downsizing Prisons is an excellent, well-documented, and well-referenced case study.

Jacobson is a seasoned policy practitioner who understands the fit of partisan, policy. University of California, Irvine, criminologist Keramet Reiter said downsizing prisons makes sense, particularly since California’s are among the nation’s most expensive per inmate and.

"There is a better path, and this book shows us how to find that new direction." --Los Angeles Times"Downsizing Prisons offers an innovative approach to reducing the strain on 3/5(1). "Downsizing Prisons explains not only why current incarceration policy is not working, but what we can do about it.

Michael Jacobson's blueprint provides an overview of a pragmatic strategy that can reduce the size of our bloated prison system while improving prospects for public safety. 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. Simply put, throwing away the key is not the : NYU Press. In a new book, Downsizing Prisons, Michael Jacobson offers an innovative approach to reducing the strain on America's overcrowded prisons: namely, by fixing the dysfunctional parole systems in states around the country.

Many scholars and civil rights advocates suggested so many unrealistic solutions, but very few had the ability or the courage to provide any practical or realistic recommendations. However, Michael Jacobson's Downsizing Prisons is considered one of the few scholars /5.

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. Simply put, throwing away the key is not the answer.5/5(5). "There is a better path, and this book shows us how to find that new direction." - Los Angeles Times "Downsizing Prisons offers an innovative approach to reducing the strain on America's overcrowded prisons: namely, by fixing the dysfunctional parole systems in states around the country.

Jacobson's book comes at exactly the right time.". Michael Moore's first book, Downsize This!, was a New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback.

The award-winning director of the groundbreaking documentary Roger & Me, which became the largest grossing nonfiction film of all time, Moore is the creator and host of the Emmy-winning series TV Nation and The Awful the coauthor (with Kathleen Glynn) of Adventures In A TV /5(88).

Downsizing is a American science fiction comedy drama film directed by Alexander Payne, written by Payne and Jim Taylor and starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau and Kristen tells the story of Paul and Audrey Safranek, a couple who decide to undertake a newly invented procedure to shrink their bodies so they can start a new life in an experimental by: Rolfe Kent.

"Downsizing Prisons offers an innovative approach to reducing the strain on Americas overcrowded prisons: namely, by fixing the dysfunctional parole systems in states around the country Jacobsons book comes at exactly the right time."--Mother Jones5/5(5).

Is Downsizing Prisons Dangerous? This book takes a broad, critical look at incarceration, the huge social experiment of American society. forcing it to embark on a prison downsizing.

xi, p.: 24 cm Includes bibliographical references and index 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 -- Downsizing prisonsPages:   There is a better path, and this book shows us how to find that new direction.

-Los Angeles Times Downsizing Prisons offers an innovative approach to reducing the strain on America's overcrowded prisons: namely, by fixing the dysfunctional parole systems in states around the country Jacobson's book comes at exactly the right : Jacobson, Michael.