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Publisher's Summary

Beginning in Africa and ending in Europe, Incarceration Nations is a first-person odyssey through the prison systems of the world.

Baz Dreisinger, a professor, a journalist, and the founder of the Prison-to-College Pipeline, looks into the human stories of incarcerated men and women and those who imprison them, creating a jarring, poignant view of a world to which most are denied access. From serving as a restorative justice facilitator in a notorious South African prison and working with genocide survivors in Rwanda to launching a creative writing class in an overcrowded Ugandan prison and coordinating a drama workshop for women prisoners in Thailand, Dreisinger examines the world behind bars with equal parts empathy and intellect. She journeys to Jamaica to visit a prison music program, to Singapore to learn about approaches to prisoner reentry, to Australia to grapple with the bottom line of private prisons, to a federal supermax in Brazil to confront the horrors of solitary confinement, and finally to the so-called model prisons of Norway. Incarceration Nations concludes with climactic lessons about the past, present, and future of justice.

©2016 Baz Dreisinger (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"An eye-opening, damning indictment of the American prison system and the way its sins reverberate around the globe." ( Kirkus)

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  • 13-04-2017

Ear opener

The imagery that this writings procure left me feeling as if I personally experienced the hardships. The writer does well to capture the readers attention. However the end was a bit anticlimactic. Definitely recommend persons have a read.

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  • 12-10-2018

restorative practices driven

I loved the focus on restorative practices and the power each person holds. Motivational and inspiring.

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  • Robin Sol Lieberman
  • 08-05-2018

Best Look at Global Prisons—Remarkable!

Professor Baz has created something truly remarkable with this audiobook contribution. if you are interested in criminal justice reform, this is the deepest breadth I have read in real system reform. It is made strong by its global look and kept engaging by it’s wonderful storytelling and fabulous narration. Because I work in the field of criminal justice reform, I can full heartedly say this book has changed my work forever and for the best. My kudos to Professor Baz for this excellent contribution.

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