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Prisoners of Politics

Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration

  • Introduction
  • Part I
    • 1. Misleading Monikers
    • 2. Senseless Sentencing
    • 3. Counterproductive Confinement
    • 4. Obsolete Outcomes
    • 5. Collateral Calamities
  • Part II
    • 6. Populist Politics
    • 7. Institutional Intransigence
  • Part III
    • 8. Policing Prosecutors
    • 9. Engaging Experts
    • 10. Catalyzing Courts
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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