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Ironies of Imprisonment examines in-depth an array of problems confronting correctional programs and policies from the author’s singular and consistent critical viewpoint. The book challenges the prevailing logic of mass incarceration and traces the ironies of imprisonment to their root causes, manifesting in social, political, economic, and racial inequality. Unique and accessible, this book promises to stimulate spirited discussion and debate over the use of prisons.
Chapter 4: War on Drugs and Just War Theory
War on Drugs and Just War Theory
By 6:00 a.m., the 57-year-old Alberta Spruill was dressed and prepared to leave for her job at the Division of Citywide Administrative Services where she had worked for 29 years. Suddenly her apartment door blew off its hinges from the blunt force of a battering ram. A swirling concussion grenade flooded the room with a thunderous blast. Spruill was quickly tackled and handcuffed, another target of an NYC police drug raid known as a no-knock search. But since her apartment did not fit the floor plan described on the warrant, the six members of the quasi-military tactical unit realized their mistake. Information provided by a confidential informant turned out to be a ...