Another Perspective on the Offender Industry

David Jaffee, professor of sociology at the University of North Florida, delivers an incisive look at the nation’s offender industry.

An excerpt from his Florida Times-Union guest column:

While business was being deregulated, the economically marginalized were being hyper-regulated, and incarcerated in record numbers, through the institutionalization of new drug and vagrancy laws, and the surveillance and monitoring of poor communities and minority populations by local police forces.

Full column.

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