American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment

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INDEX
Abramsky, Sasha, 143
Abu Ghraib prison, ix-x, 4–5, 34, 39
Abu-Jamal, Mumia, 3
abuse. Seeviolence
Addington, Billy, 105
adjustment centers. See supermax prisons
adolescents. See juvenile offenders; youth
Alabama: convict leasing, 28, 30; drug laws, 65; incarceration rate, 63; life-without-parole sentences, 111; prison conditions, 52, 59–60
Alabama Bound (March), 31
Alaska, 70, 125
Alexander, Myrl, 50
American Correctional Association conference, 100
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), 95
American Prisons (McKelvey), 28
America's Toughest Sheriff (Arpaio), 79
Annino, Paolo, 159
Anti-Drug Abuse Act (1986), xviii
architecture, prison, 6, 18–20, 40
Arendt, Hannah, 34
Arizona: drug treatment programs, 124; education of inmates, 146; importation and exportation of prisoners, 102–3; private-prison companies, 91–92, 93; punitive prison system, xx; supermax and segregation unit incarceration rate, 132. See also Maricopa County (AZ) Jail
Arkansas, 96, 145
Arpaio, Joe, 76–80
Arredondo, Felipe, 103
Atlantic Monthly, The, 48, 144
Ault, Allen, 138, 145, 146
Austin, Jim, 138
Babiarz, John, 99
Batson, Anthony, 113–14
Beaumont, Gustave de, 15
Beccaria, Cesare, 17, 109
Bedau, Hugo, 109
Bender, Edwin, 94
Bennett, Bill, 69, 118
Bentham, Jeremy, 17–18, 49, 109; and Panopticon design, 19–20, 136
Berlin, Isaiah, 176
Bernstein, Alan, 137
Between Hope and History (Clinton), 70
Bishop, Donna, 166
Black Panther Party, 46–47, 51
blacks. See racial minorities
Bogan, Joe, 41, 48
Breed, Allan, 139
Bronstein, Al, 44, 52, 56
Brorby, Donna, 36, 39
Bureau of Justice Statistics data: charges for drug offenses, 126; incarceration rate, xviii; juveniles in adult prisons, 157, 158; length of sentences for nonviolent crimes, 54; life sentences for noncapital offenses, 112; spending on criminal justice, xxiii
Burger, Warren, 47
Burke, Peggy, 48
Bush, George H. W., 63, 118
Bush, George W., 92, 126, 127
Bush, Jeb, 153–154
Butts, Jeffrey, 166
Cabana, Don, 55
Cable, George Washington, 29, 30
California: California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA), 136, 172; cost of prison system, 172; drug strategies, 124; growth of prison system and population, xiv, 70; Inmate Bill of Rights, 45; inmate-on-inmate violence, 131; juvenile justice system, 160, 161–62, 164–65; medical-marijuana legislation, 125; mentally ill inmates, 130–31, 143; reform of correctional system, 124, 172–74; staff-on-inmate violence, 140; TASER deaths, 148–50; three-strikes law, 115–17
capital punishment. See death penalty
Capizzi, Mike, 116
Cassidy, Michael J., 8
CCA (Corrections Corporation of America), 95–97, 98
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, xxiv
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, 119, 157–58, 165
chain gang, 73–76, 87
Chaplin, Paul, 147
Chunn, Gwen, 40, 129
Clark, Linda, 101, 103

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction - From Out of Tartarus ix
  • Part One - A Mindset Molded 1
  • Chapter 1 - The Holy Experiment 3
  • Chapter 2 - A Rising Tide of Violence 23
  • Chapter 3 - Using a Sledgehammer to Kill a Gnat 43
  • Chapter 4 - Victims, Fundamentalists, and Rant-Radio Hacks 59
  • Chapter 5 - Reductio Ad Absurdum 73
  • Part Two - Populating Bedlam 89
  • Chapter 6 - Open for Business 91
  • Chapter 7 - Till the End of Time 107
  • Chapter 8 - Storehouses of the Living Dead 129
  • Chapter 9 - Adult Time 153
  • Conclusion 169
  • Acknowledgments 179
  • Notes 181
  • Selected Bibliography 199
  • Index 207
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