The Resource Dying inside : the HIV/AIDS ward at Limestone prison, Benjamin Fleury-Steiner with Carla Crowder

Dying inside : the HIV/AIDS ward at Limestone prison, Benjamin Fleury-Steiner with Carla Crowder

Label
Dying inside : the HIV/AIDS ward at Limestone prison
Title
Dying inside
Title remainder
the HIV/AIDS ward at Limestone prison
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Fleury-Steiner with Carla Crowder
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Dying Inside brings the reader face-to-face with the nightmarish conditions inside Limestone Prison's Dorm 16 -- the segregated HIV ward. Here, patients chained to beds share their space with insects and vermin in the filthy, drafty rooms, and contagious diseases spread like wildfire through a population with untreated -- or poorly managed at best -- HIV. While Dorm 16 is a particularly horrific human rights tragedy, it is also a symptom of a disease afflicting the entire U.S. prison system. In recent decades, prison populations have exploded as Americans made mass incarceration the solution to crime, drugs, and other social problems even as privatization of prison services, especially health care, resulted in an overcrowded, underfunded system in which the most marginalized members of our society slowly wither from what the author calls "lethal abandonment." This eye-opening account of one prison's failed health-care standards is a wake-up call, asking us to examine how we treat our forgotten citizens and compelling us to rethink the American prison system in this increasingly punitive age."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
365/.667
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8843
LC item number
.F58 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Law, meaning, and violence
Label
Dying inside : the HIV/AIDS ward at Limestone prison, Benjamin Fleury-Steiner with Carla Crowder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Penal health care in contemporary American society -- The conflicting imperatives of mass incarceration and prisoner health -- The conditions that produce catastrophic penal institutions -- Courts, legal change, and institutional struggle -- The challenges of Leatherwood -- Normalizing catastrophic loss of life
Control code
ocn606616159
Extent
1 online resource (x, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472021949
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1dj9xtx
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25395683
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)606616159
  • pebcs047202194X
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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