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Prison, Judicial Ghetto

  • By: Liza Chowdhury
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The term judicial ghetto is similar to the concept of prison as an ethnoracial ghetto. This entry provides additional evidence that the burgeoning prison system is modeled after American ghettos. U.S. prisons currently supervise about 1.5 million offenders. ...

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