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Prisons; inside the new America; from Vernooykill Creek to Abu Ghraib, 2d ed.

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Prisons; inside the new America; from Vernooykill Creek to Abu Ghraib, 2d ed.

Matlin, David.

North Atlantic Books

2005

143 pages

$14.95

Paperback

HV9471

Beginning in 1985, writer Matlin spent a decade teaching in a college-level prison education program in New York State. What he witnessed there at Vernooykill Creek gave the lie to George W. Bush's assertion that the torture at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison was the result of a few soldiers who had "disregarded our values." Matlin describes his experiences while teaching in prison, mixing his personal anecdotes of the degradation and abuse of the American penal system with analysis of the growth of the American prison-industrial complex.

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