The Resource Mr. Smith goes to prison : what my year behind bars taught me about America's prison crisis, Jeff Smith

Mr. Smith goes to prison : what my year behind bars taught me about America's prison crisis, Jeff Smith

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Mr. Smith goes to prison : what my year behind bars taught me about America's prison crisis
Title
Mr. Smith goes to prison
Title remainder
what my year behind bars taught me about America's prison crisis
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The fall from politico to prisoner isn't necessarily long, but the landing, as Missouri State Senator Jeff Smith learned, is a hard one. In 2009, Smith pleaded guilty to a seemingly minor charge of campaign malfeasance and earned himself a year and one day in Kentucky's FCI Manchester. Mr. Smith Goes to Prison is the fish-out-of-water story of his time in the big house; of the people he met there and the things he learned: how to escape the attentions of fellow inmate Cornbread and his friends in the Aryan Brotherhood; what constitutes a prison car and who's allowed to ride in yours; how to bend and break the rules, whether you're a prisoner or an officer. And throughout his sentence, the young Senator tracked the greatest crime of all: the deliberate waste of untapped human potential. Smith saw the power of millions of inmates harnessed as a source of renewable energy for America's prison-industrial complex, a system that aims to build better criminals instead of better citizens. In Mr. Smith Goes to Prison, he traces the cracks in America's prison walls, exposing the shortcomings of a racially-based cycle of poverty and crime that sets inmates up to fail. Speaking from inside experience, he offers practical solutions to jailbreak the nation from the financially crushing grip of its own prisons and to jumpstart the rehabilitation of the millions living behind bars"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Jeff
Dewey number
  • 365/.6092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9468.S655
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Jeff
  • Prisoners
  • Ex-legislators
  • Imprisonment
  • Corrections
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
Label
Mr. Smith goes to prison : what my year behind bars taught me about America's prison crisis, Jeff Smith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-260) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The missile's already left the silo -- Have some respect, Mr. 90210! -- The Senator be embezzling ... He a regular convict now! -- Prison's just like the street-- with a different color of chips -- This is jail, not Yale -- You best not go to sleep tonight, Cellie -- You don't wanna get a cellie with boobs -- This ain't t-ball, little Senator, we ain't givin' you no tee! -- You'll be back, shitbird
Control code
ocn908838490
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 272 pages
Isbn
9781250058409
Lccn
2015017831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40026193138
  • 9781250058409
System control number
(OCoLC)908838490
Label
Mr. Smith goes to prison : what my year behind bars taught me about America's prison crisis, Jeff Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The missile's already left the silo -- Have some respect, Mr. 90210! -- The Senator be embezzling ... He a regular convict now! -- Prison's just like the street-- with a different color of chips -- This is jail, not Yale -- You best not go to sleep tonight, Cellie -- You don't wanna get a cellie with boobs -- This ain't t-ball, little Senator, we ain't givin' you no tee! -- You'll be back, shitbird
Control code
ocn908838490
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 272 pages
Isbn
9781250058409
Lccn
2015017831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40026193138
  • 9781250058409
System control number
(OCoLC)908838490

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