“The heart of the book . . .
There is a question that is rarely asked or addressed by any constituent of the American criminal justice system.
“This is not a must-read for those involved in the criminal justice system or those interested in criminal justice reform.
The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment at the hands of the government.
“The criminal justice system is in need of a seismic shift, and Kelley, Pitman, and Streusands' proposal is exactly the kind of major change needed.”
“belongs in the pantheon of criminal justice scholarship.”
The body of scholarship dedicated to analyzing, understanding, and changing America's enormous carceral complex is growing fast.
“a refreshing look at the causes of mass incarceration . . . a must-read for anyone involved in the criminal justice reform movement.”
“The criminal justice system has adapted itself to the world of mass incarceration.”
"Prisoners," wrote Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, "retain the essence of human dignity. . . .
Sociologists, criminologists, and other scholars regularly study and debate what works about the American criminal justice system and what doesn't.