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The fortress economy: the economic role of the U.S. prison system, 1990

Cover for "Fortress Economy" document
Photo: AFSC

This booklet, first published by AFSC in 1990, situates the development of the prison system in the context of the social, economic, and political context in which it operates. Examining who goes to prison and who profits from it, The Fortress Economy sheds light on how mass incarceration developed and what we can do to stop it. 

Created Date 
Jun 13, 2014