Alternatives to prisons

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Greenhaven Press, Jan 24, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 123 pages
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In the past thirty years America's prison population has skyrocketed to over 2.1 million prisoners with no evidence of slowing down. The contributors to this anthology explore the reasons behind the exploding prison population, whether prisons are a successful deterrent to crime, and the various alternatives to imprisonment - drug courts, mental health courts, electronic monitoring, family-based therapies, and restorative justice - that are currently available.

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