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John Irwin, Vincent Schiraldi, and Jason Ziedenberg

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America’s One Million Nonviolent Prisoners

In the United States, casualties of the informal economy in illegal drugs create a substantial share of new prison commitments. The authors show where the bulk of the US surplus population resides.

prisons; crimes without victims — United States; United States — social policy — crime control policy; crime and criminals

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 27, No. 2 (2000): 135-147