The Inside Stories of the Global American Prison

@article{Franklin2008TheIS,
  title={The Inside Stories of the Global American Prison},
  author={H. Bruce Franklin},
  journal={Texas Studies in Literature and Language},
  year={2008},
  volume={50},
  pages={235 - 242}
}
  • H. Franklin
  • Published 31 July 2008
  • History
  • Texas Studies in Literature and Language
Three decades ago, I wrote that the literature of the American prison is not "some peripheral cultural phenomenon but something close to the center of our historical experience as a nation-state."1 Back then, there were 300,000 people in U.S. domestic prisons and jails. Today there are 2.4 million. Since then, the United States has built an average of a prison a week inside our nation, globalized a vast prison-industrial complex, and normalized prison torture at home and around the world. The… 
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