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In Tennessee, crime really does pay - for private prison providers.

Fosten, Gerald K. (2017) In Tennessee, crime really does pay - for private prison providers. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (28 Sep 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Tennessee has a relatively high incarceration rate compared to other American states, with African Americans disproportionately represented in the state's jails. Gerald K. Fosten writes that conservative rhetoric and fear mongering about African Americans combines with the lobbying of legislators by private prison providers motivated by profit to increasingly send African Americans to prison even at a time of falling ...

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2017 12:24
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/84723

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