The Correctional Hunger Games

@article{Aviram2016TheCH,
  title={The Correctional Hunger Games},
  author={Hadar Aviram},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={664},
  pages={260 - 279}
}
  • Hadar Aviram
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
The California Criminal Justice Realignment is often seen as a sui generis penal experiment in response to a court mandate. However, when examined in a broader context, it can be understood as part of a recession-era institutional effort to reduce prison costs, fueled by a discourse of austerity and financial prudence, which I refer to as “humonetarian.” This article examines Realignment, its predecessor, Senate Bill 18, and its successor, Proposition 47, as examples of humonetarian policy… Expand

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