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Halfway home : race, punishment, and the afterlife of mass incarceration / Reuben Jonathan Miller.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316451512
  • ISBN: 0316451517
  • Physical Description: vii, 341 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-328) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Something like an introduction -- I : Debt. Confessions ; Guilt ; Sinnerman -- II : Wage. Millions of details ; In victory and spectacular defeat ; Chains and corpses -- III : Salvation. Treatment ; Power ; America, goddamn! -- Appendix : the gift of proximity.
Summary, etc.:
"Each year, more than half a million Americans are released from prison and join a population of twenty million people who live with a felony record. Reuben Miller, a chaplain at the Cook County Jail in Chicago and a sociologist studying mass incarceration, spent years alongside prisoners, ex-prisoners, their friends, and their families to understand the lifelong burden that even a single arrest can entail. What his work revealed is a simple, if overlooked truth: life after incarceration is its own form of prison. The idea that one can serve their debt and return to life as a full-fledged member of society is one of America’s most nefarious myths. Recently released individuals are faced with jobs that are off-limits, apartments that cannot be occupied and votes that cannot be cast. As The Color of Law exposed about our understanding of housing segregation, Halfway Home shows that the American justice system was not created to rehabilitate. Parole is structured to keep classes of Americans impoverished, unstable, and disenfranchised long after they’ve paid their debt to society. Informed by his experience as the son and brother of incarcerated men, Miller captures the stories of the men, women, and communities fighting against a system that is designed for them to fail. It is a poignant and eye-opening call to arms that reveals how laws, rules, and regulations extract a tangible cost not only from those working to rebuild their lives, but also our democracy. As Miller searchingly explores, America must acknowledge and value the lives of its formerly imprisoned citizens." -- Book jacket.
Subject: Ex-convicts > United States > Social conditions.
Prisoners > Deinstitutionalization > United States.
Parole > United States.
Imprisonment > United States.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration > United States.

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