Human on the Inside

Human on the Inside

Unlocking the Truth About Canada's Prisons

Book - 2014
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In Human on the Inside Gary Garrison takes readers out of their comfort zones and into "The Max," one of Canada's most notorious and violent prisons, introducing us to a menacing yet vibrant subculture of inmates, guards, and staff. Through personal stories, Garrison illuminates a criminal justice system that ignores poverty, racism, mental illness, and addiction and deals instead with society's problems with razor wire and harsh treatment. It is a system that degrades the individual and sees inmates as less than human. Providing a counterbalance to fear-mongering about criminals, he argues that a dehumanizing system generates more crime, not less, and perpetuates another injustice, this time committed on behalf of all Canadians.
Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada :, University of Regina Press,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780889773769
Characteristics: x, 241 pages ; 23 cm


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Nov 02, 2015

Boring read. Was expecting something to guide readers into prison life but the result was mostly grumblings about the authors work life and failed marriage. Not a book about prison culture. Was expecting the Canadian version of OITNB.

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