Incarceration & social inequality

@article{Western2010IncarcerationS,
  title={Incarceration & social inequality},
  author={B. Western and B. Pettit},
  journal={Daedalus},
  year={2010},
  volume={139},
  pages={8-19}
}
In the last few decades the institutional contours of American social inequality have been transformed by the rapid growth in the prison and jail population. America’s prisons and jails have produced a new social group, a group of social outcasts who are joined by the shared experience of incarceration, crime, poverty, racial minority, and low education. As an outcast group, the men and women in our prisons and jails, have little access to the social mobility available to the mainstream. Social… Expand
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