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Author Fleury-Steiner, Benjamin, 1970-

Title Dying inside : the HIV/AIDS ward at Limestone prison / Benjamin Fleury-Steiner with Carla Crowder
Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 238 pages)
Series Law, meaning, and violence
Law, meaning, and violence.
Contents Penal health care in contemporary American society -- The conflicting imperatives of mass incarceration and prisoner health -- The conditions that produce catastrophic penal institutions -- Courts, legal change, and institutional struggle -- The challenges of Leatherwood -- Normalizing catastrophic loss of life
Summary "Dying Inside brings the reader face-to-face with the nightmarish conditions inside Limestone Prison's Dorm 16 -- the segregated HIV ward. Here, patients chained to beds share their space with insects and vermin in the filthy, drafty rooms, and contagious diseases spread like wildfire through a population with untreated -- or poorly managed at best -- HIV. While Dorm 16 is a particularly horrific human rights tragedy, it is also a symptom of a disease afflicting the entire U.S. prison system. In recent decades, prison populations have exploded as Americans made mass incarceration the solution to crime, drugs, and other social problems even as privatization of prison services, especially health care, resulted in an overcrowded, underfunded system in which the most marginalized members of our society slowly wither from what the author calls "lethal abandonment." This eye-opening account of one prison's failed health-care standards is a wake-up call, asking us to examine how we treat our forgotten citizens and compelling us to rethink the American prison system in this increasingly punitive age."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject AIDS (Disease) -- United States.
Prisoners -- Health and hygiene -- Alabama -- Limestone County.
Prisoners -- Medical care -- Alabama -- Limestone County.
Prisons -- Alabama -- Limestone County.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
HIV Infections.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Crowder, Carla.
LC no. 2008022948
ISBN 047202194X (electronic bk.)
9780472021949 (electronic bk.)