Locked up in America

Locked up in America

DVD - 2014
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For decades, the United States has been fixated on incarceration, building prisons and locking up more and more people. But at what cost, and has it really made a difference? FRONTLINE goes to the epicenter of the raging debate about incarceration in America, focusing on the controversial practice of solitary confinement and on new efforts to reduce the prison population, as officials are rethinking what to do with criminals.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS, [2014]
Edition: Widescreen.
ISBN: 9781627890632
Branch Call Number: 365 LOC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Solitary nation.
Prison state.


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Jan 22, 2018

At present, 2.3 million Americans are incarcerated. The United States, with a world-share of 4 percent of the human population, incarcerates 24 percent of the world's prisoners. It incarcerates its citizens in greater numbers than that of any other country, including Russia and China.

This is a societal catastrophe unknown to most Americans. If you want to learn more about the subject, this two-hour documentary provides an excellent overview. As a former U. S. prisoner myself, I recommend it without reservation.


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