Con Game

Con Game

The Truth About Canada's Prisons

Book - 2001
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Michael Harris's book about life inside prison is hard-hitting, hair-raising, and certain to be hugely controversial. Con Game shows us that Canadian penitentiaries are effectively run by their inmates. Behind bars, gangs control the booming drug trade and mete out their own rough justice to inmates who break their rules. Guards sit by, prevented from interfering by a succession of court rulings that have limited their authority. Wardens and bureaucrats at Corrections Canada, intent on keeping their desks clean, allow prison murders to be written off as suicides. In this sorry state of affairs, too many people in charge of the corrections system are happy to see inmates kept quiet by illegal narcotics; too many are fudging the figures on recidivism; too many are doing nothing to break up the violent social order that prisoners have formed behind the high walls and razor wires that separates "them" from "us." Most Canadians know very little about our prisons and have no idea how they function. Michael Harris believes that the top levels of bureaucrats have systematically concealed what is really going on. As a result of his investigations, the truth is now out -- and our penal system may never be the same.
Publisher: Toronto : M&S, 2001.
ISBN: 9780771039614
0771039611
Branch Call Number: 365.971 Har
Characteristics: 371 p.

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Mar 01, 2009

how the government saves money, rehab is bs, and public stays at risk, Harris writing is a bit rambling

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