City of Inmates (Hardcover)
Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965 (Justice)
University of North Carolina Press, 9781469631189, 312pp.
Publication Date: April 10, 2017
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But City of Inmates is also a chronicle of resilience and rebellion, documenting how targeted peoples and communities have always fought back. They busted out of jail, forced Supreme Court rulings, advanced revolution across bars and borders, and, as in the summer of 1965, set fire to the belly of the city. With these acts those who fought the rise of incarceration in Los Angeles altered the course of history in the city, the borderlands, and beyond. This book recounts how the dynamics of conquest met deep reservoirs of rebellion as Los Angeles became the City of Inmates, the nation's carceral core. It is a story that is far from over.