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Voices from American prisons : faith, education, and healing, Kaia Stern

Label
Voices from American prisons : faith, education, and healing
Title
Voices from American prisons
Title remainder
faith, education, and healing
Statement of responsibility
Kaia Stern
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Voices From American Prisons: Faith, Education and Healing is a comprehensive and unique contribution to understanding the dynamics and nature of penal confinement. In this book, author Kaia Stern describes the history of punishment and prison education in the United States and proposes that specific religious and racial ideologies - notions of sin, evil and otherness - continue to shape our relationship to crime and punishment through contemporary penal policy. Inspired by people who have lived, worked, and studied in U.S. prisons, Stern invites us to rethink the current 'punishment crisis' in the United States.Based on in-depth interviews with people who were incarcerated, as well as extensive conversations with students, teachers, corrections staff, and prison administrators, the book introduces the voices of those who have participated in the few remaining post-secondary education programs that exist behind bars. Drawing on individual narrative and various modern day case examples, Stern focuses on dehumanization, resistance, and community transformation. She demonstrates how prison education is essential, can provide healing, and yet is still not enough to interrupt mass incarceration. In short, this book explores the possibility of transformation from a retributive punishment system to a system of justice.The book's engaging, human accounts and multidisciplinary perspective will appeal to criminologists, sociologists, historians, theologians and scholars of education alike. Voices from American Prisons will also capture general readers who are interested in learning about a timely and often silenced reality of contemporary modern society"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stern, Kaia
Dewey number
365/.973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8883.3.U5
LC item number
S74 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
  • Prisoners
  • Criminals
  • Punishment
Label
Voices from American prisons : faith, education, and healing, Kaia Stern
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [192] - 207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780415819398
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013048235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)858126589
Label
Voices from American prisons : faith, education, and healing, Kaia Stern
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [192] - 207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780415819398
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013048235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)858126589

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