Race to Incarcerate

Race to Incarcerate Cover

Race to Incarcerate

By Marc Mauer

New Press, Hardcover, 9781565844292, 208pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1999

Description

In this revised edition of his seminal book on race, class, and the criminal justice system, Marc Mauer, executive director of one of the United States' leading criminal justice reform organizations, offers the most up-to-date look available at three decades of prison expansion in America.

Including newly written material on recent developments under the Bush administration and updated statistics, graphs, and charts throughout, the book tells the tragic story of runaway growth in the number of prisons and jails and the overreliance on imprisonment to stem problems of economic and social development. Called "sober and nuanced" by "Publishers Weekly," "Race to Incarcerate" documents the enormous financial and human toll of the "get tough" movement, and argues for more humane--and productive--alternatives.



About the Author
Marc Mauer is executive director of The Sentencing Project. He has served as a consultant to the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Institute of Corrections, and the American Bar Association. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area.