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The Long Term

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Long Term Offenders, or LTOs, is the state's term for those it condemns to effective death by imprisonment. Often serving sentences of sixty to eighty years, LTOs bear the brunt of the bipartisan embrace of mass incarceration heralded by the 'tough on crime' agenda of the 1990s and 2000s. Like the rest of the United States' prison population they are disproportionately poor and non-white. The Long Term brings these often silenced voices to light, offering a powerful indictment of the prison-industrial complex from activists, scholars, and those directly surviving and resisting these sentences.

Product code: 9781608468997

ISBN 9781608468997
Publisher Haymarket Books
No. of pages 250
Dimensions H216xW140
On Sale Date 09/10/2018
Powerful, provocative narratives of people surviving the devastating affects of life in long term incarceration.