Ben Bagdikian's and Leon Dash's "The Shame of the Prisons"

Ben Bagdikian's and Leon Dash's "The Shame of the Prisons"

Author: 
Ben Bagdikian
Editor: 
Leon Dash
Book Excerpt: 
"'Justice' in the United States today is so bad that consservative reformers talk openly of salvaging lawbreakers by 'diversion from the criminal justice system whenever possible' . . . It so efficiently educates children into crime that one official could say, 'It would be better if young people who commit crimes got away with them because we just make them worse' (Milton Luger, Director of the New York State Division of Youth."
Year of Publication: 
Mon, 1972-05-01
Rights Information: 
copyright, Ben Bagdikian, Washington Post
City of Publication: 
New York City
Book Publisher: 
Pocket Books