As we enter a new century, Race to Incarcerate, now in paperback, tells the chilling story of the unprecedented explosion in the prison population during the last twenty-five years. In "an important book [that] lays out convincing arguments" (The San Diego Union-Tribune), Marc Mauer, assistant director of The Sentencing Project, analyzes the main trends of America's war on drugs in the last two decades, showing how those policies have emphasized rigid control -- through police and prisons -- over drug treatment and economic development, resulting in a five-fold increase in the use of incarceration since 1973.
Written in conjunction with the leading national organization monitoring American criminal-justice policies, Race to Incarcerate is an "informative -- and often disturbing -- glimpse of the U.S. prison system and those it affects" (Black Issues Book Review).
This is a used copy in good condition with minimal general wear throughout.
By Marc Mauer. Paperback. 208 pages. Published by New Press, 2005.