US Prisons

 

 


 

Customize your search:

E.g., 2016-12-10
E.g., 2016-12-10
E.g., 2016-12-10
Mar 2nd 2015

In this course, we will study how first-person testimonial by incarcerated people writing about their experience inside—prisoner witness—can help us in understanding the American prison system. After a brief history of the U.S. prison system, early prisoner writing, and a survey of prisoner writing from 1904 to 1970, we will explore—through prisoner witness—the issues raised by the unprecedented rise of the nation’s mass-incarceration regime since the early 1970s.

No votes yet