Decarcerating America: From Mass Punishment to Public Health


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New Press
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6.1 X 1.2 X 9.3 inches | 1.35 pounds
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About the Author

Ernest Drucker is professor of Global Public Health at New York University's College of Global Public Health; adjunct professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University; professor emeritus in the department of family and social medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and visiting scholar at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. He is the author of A Plague of Prisons: The Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America and editor of Decarcerating America: From Mass Punishment to Public Health (both published by The New Press). Drucker is a founder of the International Harm Reduction Association, founding editor of Harm Reduction Journal, former chairman of Doctors of the World/USA, and a Soros Justice Fellow of the Open Society Foundation. He lives in New York City.


Praise for Decarcerating America
"Decarcerating America provides both a useful survey of failures and a set of forward-looking, evidence-driven solutions. It is a welcome addition to a growing field."

"An urgent anthology suggesting progressive approaches to ending the era of overimprisonment . . . . A unified and hopeful collection that should interest attorneys, activists, and open-minded law enforcement professionals."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Passionate, provocative, and well documented, this wide-ranging survey is recommended for students, activists, and policy makers."
--Library Journal