Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World

Other Press, LLC, 2016 - 325 Seiten
Baz Dreisinger travels behind bars in nine countries to rethink the state of justice in a global context

Beginning in Africa and ending in Europe, Incarceration Nations is a first-person odyssey through the prison systems of the world. Professor, journalist, and founder of the Prison-to-College-Pipeline, Dreisinger looks into the human stories of incarcerated men and women and those who imprison them, creating a jarring, poignant view of a world to which most are denied access, and a rethinking of one of America's most far-reaching global exports: the modern prison complex.

From serving as a restorative justice facilitator in a notorious South African prison and working with genocide survivors in Rwanda, to launching a creative writing class in an overcrowded Ugandan prison and coordinating a drama workshop for women prisoners in Thailand, Dreisinger examines the world behind bars with equal parts empathy and intellect. She journeys to Jamaica to visit a prison music program, to Singapore to learn about approaches to prisoner reentry, to Australia to grapple with the bottom line of private prisons, to a federal supermax in Brazil to confront the horrors of solitary confinement, and finally to the so-called model prisons of Norway. Incarceration Nations concludes with climactic lessons about the past, present, and future of justice.


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Dr. Dreisinger travels to different prisons around the world, giving 2-day seminars to the prisoners and comparing the pros and cons of each prison system. I admit this book wasn't quite what I ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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I read this book for my Social Justice class and I had the honor of meeting the author (and having her sign my book). This book was insanely good. Our class had just read The New Jim Crow: Mass ... Vollständige Rezension lesen


Revenge Reconciliation Ruanda
Sorry South Africa
The Arts Behind Bars Uganda Jamaica
Women and Drama Thailand
Solitary and Supermaxes Brazil
Private Prisons Australia
Justice? Norway

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An Associate Professor in the English Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, Baz Dreisinger is the founder and Academic Director of the Prison-to-College Pipeline program (P2CP), which offers credit-bearing college courses and reentry planning to incarcerated men. She is also a reporter on popular culture, the Caribbean, world music, and race-related issues for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and NPR, among other outlets, and a co-producer and co-writer of the documentaries Black & Blue- Legends of the Hip-Hop Cop, which investigates the New York Police Department's monitoring of the hip-hop industry, and Rhyme & Punishment, about hip-hop and the prison industrial complex. She is the author of Near Black-
White to Black Passing in American Culture (2008), and has recently appeared on CNN and MSNBC for discussion concerning the Rachel Dolezal scandal.

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