Book Discussion on Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire

Robert Perkinson, American studies professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, presents a history of America’s prison system and… read more

Robert Perkinson, American studies professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, presents a history of America’s prison system and examines its roots in Texas. Mr. Perkinson details two different ideologies that took form during the development of the American penal system. The North’s interest in rehabilitation and the South’s belief in retribution and profit. The author relays that the Southern ideology became the template for today’s American prison system. Robert Perkinson discussed his book at New York University in New York City. close

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Book Discussion on Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire

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May 1, 2010
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Jul 11, 2010

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  • May 01, 2010 | 9:14am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 02, 2010 | 4:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 11, 2010 | 9:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 11, 2010 | 10:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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