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Progressive Punishment: Job Loss, Jail Growth and the Neoliberal Logic of Carceral Expansion

Judah Schept


Progressive Punishment is an ethnographic case study of carceral expansion in Bloomington, Indiana. The book focuses primarily on the logics, discourses, spatial dimensions, and historical context of a proposal for a “justice campus,” a complex of facilities that would have significantly expanded local criminal justice infrastructure and scope. In centering the discourses of therapeutic justice, rehabilitation, and social justice in its critique, this book considers the role of liberal benevolence in the politics of carceral expansion. The book also examines how the carceral was constituted be ... More

Keywords: Alternatives, Carceral expansion, Decarceration, Jails, Liberal politics, Mass incarceration, Neoliberalism, Punishment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1942 Print ISBN-13: 9781479810710
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479810710.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judah Schept, author
Eastern Kentucky University