9780814783214-081478321X-Releasing Prisoners, Redeeming Communities: Reentry, Race, and Politics

Releasing Prisoners, Redeeming Communities: Reentry, Race, and Politics

ISBN-13: 9780814783214
ISBN-10: 081478321X
Author: Thompson, Anthony C.
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 262 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780814783214
ISBN-10: 081478321X
Author: Thompson, Anthony C.
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 262 pages

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Acknowledged authors Thompson, Anthony C. wrote Releasing Prisoners, Redeeming Communities: Reentry, Race, and Politics comprising 262 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 081478321X and 9780814783214. Since then Releasing Prisoners, Redeeming Communities: Reentry, Race, and Politics textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In the middle of the first decade of the twenty-first century, African Americans made up approximately twelve percent of the United States population but close to forty percent of the United States prison population. Now, in the latter half of the decade, the nation is in the midst of the largest multi-year discharge of prisoners in its history. In Releasing Prisoners, Redeeming Communities, Anthony C. Thompson discusses what is likely to happen to these ex-offenders and why. For Thompson, any discussion of ex-offender reentry is, de facto, a question of race. After laying out the statistics, he identifies the ways in which media and politics have contributed to the problem, especially through stereotyping and racial bias. Well aware of the potential consequences if this country fails to act, Thompson offers concrete, realizable ideas of how our policies could, and should, change.

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