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Title From asylum to prison : deinstitutionalization and the rise of mass incarceration after 1945 / Anne E. Parsons.
Imprint Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (221 pages)
Series Justice, power, and politics
Justice, power, and politics.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 02, 2018).
Subject Mentally ill -- Commitment and detention -- United States.
Mentally ill offenders -- United States.
People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Detention of persons -- United States.
Asylums -- United States -- History.
Imprisonment -- United States -- History.
Prisons -- United States -- History.
Marginality, Social -- United States.
United States.
Genre History.
Contents Mental hospitals and the carceral state -- Unlocking the doors -- Flying the cuckoo's nest -- Custodialism reborn -- Cruel choices.
Summary "Prisons and asylums developed in parallel in the United States as institutions dedicated to the quarantine, detention, and punishment of the socially marginal. A widely accepted popular narrative holds that deinstitutionalization from the 1950s to the 1990s diminished the role of asylums in America. Yet, as Anne E. Parsons reveals, the asylum did not die--in fact, many of its structures have been transformed into prisons, just as prisons have shifted to locking up those who in an earlier era would have been sent to an asylum"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Parsons, Anne E. From asylum to prison. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018] 9781469640631
Other Title Deinstitutionalization and the rise of mass incarceration after 1945