Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment


Mauer, Marc, and Meda Chesney-Lind. 2002. Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment. New York: New Press.

Authors: Marc Mauer, Meda Chesney-Lind


Invisible Punishment is the first comprehensive examination of the hidden ramifications of conviction for inmates, ex-felons, their families and the communities they come from. Here, leading scholars and advocates -- including Jeremy Travis, Beth Richie, Bruce Western, Todd Clear, Paul Farmer, and Judith Greene -- bring to light a host of little-known "invisible punishments," from disenfranchisement and ineligibility for welfare benefits, public housing and employment opportunities, to price gouging by phone companies with prison contracts, gender imbalance in the inner-city neighborhoods from which prisoners are disproportionately drawn, and a generation of children with incarcerated parents. Together, the contributors to this book define the boundaries of a whole new field of inquiry in criminal justice. (WorldCat)

Keywords: war on drugs, criminal justice

Topics: Gender Balance, Justice, Security Sector Reform Regions: Americas, North America Countries: United States of America

Year: 2002

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