Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison

Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison Author Nell Bernstein
ISBN-10 1620971313
ISBN-13 9781620971314
Year 2016-01-05
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher The New Press
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In what the San Francisco Chronicle called an epic work of investigative journalism that lays bare our nations brutal and counterproductive juvenile prisons and is a clarion call to bring our children home Nell Bernstein eloquently argues that there is no good way to lock up a child Making the radical argument that state run detention centers should be abolished completely her passionate and convincing Kirkus book points out that our system of juvenile justice flies in the face of everything we know about what motivates young people to change Called a devastating read by Truthout Burning Down the House received a starred Publishers Weekly review and was an In These Times recommended summer read Bernsteins heartrending portraits of young people abused by the system intended to protect and rehabilitate them are interwoven with reporting on innovative programs that provide effective alternatives to putting children behind bars The result is a work that the Philadelphia Inquirer called a searing indictment and a deft strike at the heart of Americas centuries old practice of locking children away in institutiona landmark book that has already launched a new national conversation

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