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Progressive PunishmentJob Loss, Jail Growth and the Neoliberal Logic of Carceral Expansion$
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Judah Schept

Print publication date: 1942

Print ISBN-13: 9781479810710

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479810710.001.0001

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Consolidations and Expansions

Consolidations and Expansions

Welfare and the “Alternatives” Archipelago

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Progressive Punishment

Judah Schept

NYU Press

Chapter Two looks specifically at the spatial dimensions of carceral habitus as expressed in the vision for the justice campus as well as in the growing scope of so called alternatives. First, the chapter examines some of the popular configurations of the justice campus that subsumed community welfare into carceral expansion. In this more expansive vision, community social services and the local safety net would exist on site with the jail, juvenile facility, and work release center that were the constitutive carceral institutions of the justice campus. The chapter discusses the contours of this vision of carceral welfare and then moves on to theorizing its prevalence and predominance among some of the more vocal campus supporters. The chapter then looks at some of the non-custodial alternatives that were expanding in the community at the same time, including several specialty courts. The chapter interrogates their designation as alternatives and considers the carceral logics that connected them to more overt practices of confinement.

Keywords:   Alternatives to incarceration, Carceral archipelago, Carceral humanism, Drug Court, Specialty courts, Welfare

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