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Convicted and Condemned: The Politics and Policies of Prisoner Reentry

Keesha M. Middlemass

Abstract

Convicted and Condemned is a critical assessment of how a felony conviction operates as an integral part of prisoner reentry. Drawing on an interdisciplinary framework and ethnographic data, the book advances knowledge about the connection among politics, racial animosity, history, public policies, and a felony conviction, which is rooted in historical notions of infamy and the political system of white supremacy. By applying social disability theory to the way a felony conviction functions outside of the criminal justice system, this book explores the evolution of a felony conviction, the com ... More

Keywords: felony conviction, prisoner reentry, ethnographic data, social disability theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780814724392
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814724392.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keesha M. Middlemass, author
Trinity University