Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration

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More than a 100,000 of the 1.5 million incarcerated Americans are held in private prisons in twenty-nine states and federal corrections. Private prisons are criticized for making money off mass incarceration―to the tune of $5 billion in annual revenue.

From divestment campaigns to boardrooms to private immigration-detention centers across the Southwest, Lauren-Brooke Eisen examines private prisons through the eyes of inmates, their families, correctional staff, policymakers, activists, Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees, undocumented immigrants, and the executives of America’s largest private prison corporations.

This book is a blueprint for policymakers to reform practices and for concerned citizens to understand our changing carceral landscape.

Lauren-Brooke Eisen is senior counsel to the Justice Program at NYU law school’s Brennan Center. There she focuses on changing financial incentives in the criminal-justice system.


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