Imprisoning Communities How Mass Incarceration Makes Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Worse


At no time in history have prisons been filled so quickly and to such capacity than in the United States, and nowhere has this growth been more concentrated than in the disadvantaged-and primarily minority-neighborhoods of America's largest urban cities. In the first detailed empirical exploration of the effects of mass incarceration on poor communities, Todd Clear calls for a rethinking of the current strategies and policies of criminal justice, concluding with a series of recommendations about how to overcome the problem of mass incarceration concentrated in poor places.

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