University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Sunbelt Justice: Arizona and the Transformation of American Punishment"
Date 2010
Author Mona Lynch
Author Institution UC Irvine
Author Role Faculty
External Link http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=17521
Abstract In the late 20th century, the United States experienced an incarceration explosion. Over the course of twenty years, the imprisonment rate quadrupled, and today more than than 1.5 million people are held in state and federal prisons. Arizona's Department of Corrections came of age just as this shift toward prison warehousing began, and soon led the pack in using punitive incarceration in response to crime. Sunbelt Justice looks at the development of Arizona's punishment politics, policies, and practices, and brings to light just how and why we have become a mass incarceration nation.

Chapter 6 is an examination of the role of particular systemic prison cases in the politics of Arizona's corrections system.
Citation (2010)


This Resource Relates To
case United States v. State of Arizona (PC-AZ-0002)
case Black v. Ricketts (PC-AZ-0003)
case Casey v. Lewis (PC-AZ-0004)
case Harris v. Cardwell (PC-AZ-0005)
case Hook v. Arizona (PC-AZ-0006)
case Taylor v. Arizona (PC-AZ-0007)
case Does v. Stewart (PC-AZ-0009)
case Gluth v. Arizona Department of Corrections (PC-AZ-0011)

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