The Business of Punishment
- Category: Prisons (Criminal Justice)
- Published: Friday, 15 September 2006
- Written by Erik D. Aker
America's state prisons are good at storing bad guys. But with recidivism rates soaring and prisons operating well over capacity, the business of punishment has become a quick —and expensive—fix to a more complex issue. What is our criminal justice system trying to accomplish by locking all these people up?