By John M. Eason
In 2007, John M. Eason moved his kin to Forrest urban, Arkansas, looking for solutions to key questions about this pattern: Why is the United States development such a lot of prisons? Why now? And why in rural parts? Eason fast realized that rural call for for prisons is advanced. cities like Forrest urban decide to construct prisons now not easily in hopes of touchdown jobs or monetary health, but additionally to guard and enhance their reputations. For a few rural leaders, fostering a jail of their city is a way of accomplishing order in a quickly altering global. Taking us into the decision-making conferences and monitoring the influence of prisons on fiscal improvement, poverty, and race, Eason demonstrates how teams of elite whites and black leaders proportion energy. Situating prisons inside of dynamic shifts that rural economies are present process and exhibiting how racially varied groups foyer for criminal development, Big condo at the Prairie is a awesome glimpse into the methods a jail financial system takes form and operates.
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