Human on the Inside
Unlocking the Truth About Canada's PrisonsBook - 2014
In Human on the Inside Gary Garrison takes readers out of their comfort zones and into "The Max," one of Canada's most notorious and violent prisons, introducing us to a menacing yet vibrant subculture of inmates, guards, and staff. Through personal stories, Garrison illuminates a criminal justice system that ignores poverty, racism, mental illness, and addiction and deals instead with society's problems with razor wire and harsh treatment. It is a system that degrades the individual and sees inmates as less than human. Providing a counterbalance to fear-mongering about criminals, he argues that a dehumanizing system generates more crime, not less, and perpetuates another injustice, this time committed on behalf of all Canadians.
Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada :, University of Regina Press,, 
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: x, 241 pages ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Unlocking the truth about Canada's prisons