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dc.contributor.authorTeague, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-08T15:53:28Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-08T15:53:28Zen
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.citationTeague, M. (2007) America: The great prison nation, Prison Service Journal,en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/608612
dc.description.abstractAmerica leads the world in custody. The country’s 5,000 jails and prisons hold a staggering 2.24 million prisoners. Though home to just 1 in 20 of the global population, the USA incarcerates a quarter of the world’s prisoners. America’s proportional imprisonment rate of is 6–10 times greater than that of most developed, industrialised nations. In a typical year, some 13.5 million US citizens (out of a total population of 300 million) spend time in either jail or prison.This discussion outlines multiple areas of concern about the sheer scale and functioning of the US prison system, framed through the prism of UK comparisons.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCentre for Crime and Justice Studiesen
dc.relation.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/608612en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/publications/psjen
dc.subjectprisonsen
dc.subjectmass incarcerationen
dc.subjectAmericaen
dc.titleAmerica: The great prison nationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside Universityen
dc.identifier.journalPrison Service Journalen
html.description.abstractAmerica leads the world in custody. The country’s 5,000 jails and prisons hold a staggering 2.24 million prisoners. Though home to just 1 in 20 of the global population, the USA incarcerates a quarter of the world’s prisoners. America’s proportional imprisonment rate of is 6–10 times greater than that of most developed, industrialised nations. In a typical year, some 13.5 million US citizens (out of a total population of 300 million) spend time in either jail or prison.This discussion outlines multiple areas of concern about the sheer scale and functioning of the US prison system, framed through the prism of UK comparisons.


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