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The Shadow System: Mass Incarceration and the American Family
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The Shadow System: Mass Incarceration and the American Family (Hardback)

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With nearly 2 million people locked up in the United States, Americans have become increasingly familiar with concepts like mass incarceration and the criminalization of blackness. But what are the ripple effects of these phenomena for families who have a loved one in prison?



In The Shadow System, Sylvia A. Harvey details the emotional and financial effects of mass incarceration on families and communities around the country. She reveals a shadow system of laws and regulations enacted to dehumanize the incarcerated and profit off their families-from mandatory sentencing laws, to restrictions on prison visitation, to charges of up to $24.95 for a 15-minute phone call.



Harvey follows the fears, challenges, and small victories of three families, illustrating how families navigate the different regulations, programs, and economic costs, learning to cope (or not) with impossible stakes.



Herself the daughter of an incarcerated parent, Harvey is uniquely positioned to reveal the granular reality of these worlds, their injustices, and the people trapped within them. The Shadow System will transform our understanding of the lasting impact incarceration has on American families and communities and delivers a galvanizing clarion call -- filled with moving personal stories -- to fix our broken system.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical control & freedomsHuman rightsLawJurisprudence & general issuesCriminology: legal aspectsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyPenology & punishment Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US Publication Date: 07/04/2020 ISBN-13: 9781568588803  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Sylvia A. Harvey is a journalist and reporting fellow with Type Investigations at Type Media Center who reports at the intersection of race, gender, and policy. Harvey's work has appeared in The Nation, VQR, Yes! Magazine, ELLE, Colorlines, the Feminist Wire, Narratively, the New York Post, AOL's Bedford-Stuyvesant Patch, where she served as the gentrification columnist, and more. Her commentary has been featured on WNYC, NPR, WBAI, HuffPost Live, and beyond. She is the recipient of a Logan Non-Fiction Residency from The Carey Institute for Global Good, a National Headliner Award recipient, and a National Association of Black Journalists, NABJ, Salute to Excellence awardee. The Oakland native holds a BA in sociology from Columbia University and a MS in journalism from Columbia's

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