By John M. Eason
In 2007, John M. Eason moved his kin to Forrest urban, Arkansas, looking for solutions to key questions about this pattern: Why is the United States construction such a lot of prisons? Why now? And why in rural components? Eason quick realized that rural call for for prisons is advanced. cities like Forrest urban decide to construct prisons now not easily in hopes of touchdown jobs or fiscal health, but additionally to guard and increase their reputations. For a few rural leaders, fostering a jail of their city is a method of attaining order in a swiftly altering global. Taking us into the decision-making conferences and monitoring the effect of prisons on financial improvement, poverty, and race, Eason demonstrates how teams of elite whites and black leaders proportion strength. Situating prisons inside of dynamic shifts that rural economies are present process and displaying how racially different groups foyer for legal development, Big apartment at the Prairie is a striking glimpse into the methods a jail economic system takes form and operates.
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