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Keramet Reiter : Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long

237 pelican bay prison and the rise of longterm solitary confinement

Just a brief - maybe we could strive for abolishment, rather than shortening sentences from life to 35 years? He did not look at the programs that were discontinued like auto mechanics, and auto body, sheet metal work, wood working, even cooking, and baking to just name a few. Semester 129 Day Quarter Day Session 58 Day Would you like to keep the book? Her other example is George Jackson, probably unfairly sentenced to an unspecific number of years behind bars which basically turned into a life sentence. There are many other example but the author only looked at one issue. She also investigates the social costs and mental havoc left behind by years of isolation. Along with a ton of facts, the author profiles the impact on individuals who were confined in those facilities. Originally designed to be brief and exceptional, solitary confinement has become a long-term and common practice throughout the United States.

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23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and Rise of Long

237 pelican bay prison and the rise of longterm solitary confinement

One day the people of this country will look back at our national experiment with long-term solitary confinement in shame. For examples of how our prison system has completely gone off the rails—and most agree that it has—she uses two cases which lack empathy. The product of fifteen years of research in and about prisons, this book is instant required reading on a topic that increasingly commands national attention. Reiter has worked as an associate at Human Rights Watch, a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization which operates across the globe, and has testified about the impacts of solitary confinement before state and federal legislators. The product of fifteen years of research in and about prisons, this book is instant required reading on a topic that increasingly commands national attention. But the stories of the real people held in supermaxes makes this book an important contribution to the public discourse on how we punish and why.

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“23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long

237 pelican bay prison and the rise of longterm solitary confinement

Reiter describes how the Pelican Bay prison was created—with literally no legislative oversight—as a panicked response to the perceived rise of black radicalism in California prisons in the 1970s. This book describes how Pelican Bay was created without legislative oversight, in fearful response to 1970s radicals; how easily prisoners slip into solitary; and the mental havoc and social costs of years and decades in isolation. The author said he would want to have dinner with one of the men he interviewed but would he really want to bring him into his home? I think she was just trying to fill a book with all of her experiences, whether they were germane to the project or not. Using California's Pelican Bay as her main vehicle, Reiter explores the rise of the supermax. The author focused mainly on two individuals.

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23/7 : Pelican Bay Prison and the rise of long

237 pelican bay prison and the rise of longterm solitary confinement

Her inconsistencies and failure to remain focused on the main theme undermine the entire effort. The product of fifteen years of research in and about prisons, this book provides essential background to a subject now drawing national attention. The author gives some back ground on the prison system and the reason behind building a prison named Pelican Bay. Prisoners in solitary spend twenty-three hours a day in featureless cells, with no visitors or human contact for years on end. The reading has brought my understanding about prisons, prisoners and solitary confinement to another level. This book does not focus at all on the effects of long-term confinement.

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Keramet Reiter — Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Law — University of California, Irvine

237 pelican bay prison and the rise of longterm solitary confinement

Prisoners in solitary spend 23 hours a day in featureless cells, with no visitors or human contact. Reiter describes how the Pelican Bay prison was created—with literally no legislative oversight—as a panicked response to the perceived rise of black radicalism in California prisons in the 1970s. While it gave you a little glimpse on the inside of what these prisoners have endured, I still wish she would've used more inmates' personal experiences. Drawing from archival research and oral history interview, Reiter has created a detailed, masterful, interesting, abeit nervebreakingly claustrophobic narrative about solitary confinement between the 1970's and the present day. Reiter, a professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, and nationally known expert on solitary confinement examines the history of solitary confinement in America and its nefarious journey from an unacceptable form of torture to an everyday aspect of modern corrections. Then something flitted in front of me, and I jumped. As part of this, I am planning to go to Pelican Bay this year.

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237 pelican bay prison and the rise of longterm solitary confinement

Reiter describes how the Pelican Bay prison was created—with literally no legislative oversight—as a panicked response to the perceived rise of black radicalism in California prisons in the 1970s. Your results will vary depending on several factors, including the condition of the book and the advertised price at the time of sale. Thousands of prisoners across the nation live in conditions deemed torturous centuries ago, for years and decades on end. For the author to believe that the only violence in the prisons are caused by the guards, or officers is short sighted on his end, and just as in his profession there are good individuals and not so good. Here we see the social costs and mental havoc of years in isolation. Prisoners in solitary spend twenty three hours a day in featureless cells, with no visitors or human contact for years on end. Powerful and extensively detailed I've gotten involved with Defy Ventures in the past year.

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“23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long

237 pelican bay prison and the rise of longterm solitary confinement

Prisoners in solitary spend twenty-three hours a day in featureless cells, with no visitors or human contact for years on end. The product of fifteen years of research in and about prisons, this book is instant required reading on a topic that increasingly commands national attention. The history of Pelican Bay and the rise of the supermax makes for an engrossing read. She only briefly mentions how ridiculous it is to cheer o Alright, so I've just finished the audiobook and I kind of feel like I'm missing something. I came to this book on the recommendation of an inmate in the California State Prison system with whom I've been corresponding for the past two years. Way better and detailed than a standard criminology textbook, Reiter's work is to be commended.

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a book review by Christopher Zoukis: 23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long

237 pelican bay prison and the rise of longterm solitary confinement

I really wanted to write more in this review, but there's only so much you can write about something you didn't really enjoy. This is just one example. She has also been an associate at Human Rights Watch and testified about the impacts of solitary confinement before state and federal legislators. One is a Aryan prison gang member who murdered another inmate Never once does the author answer the question of how prisons should deal with inmates who assault and murder other prisoners or guards. Originally meant to be brief and exceptional, solitary confinement in U. Just a brief - maybe we could strive for abolishment, rather than shortening sentences from life to 35 years? I received this book from Netgalley. The product of fifteen years of research in and about prisons, this book is instant required reading on a topic that increasingly commands national attention.

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