Prisons: Inside the New America

World Cultures Presents:
David Matlin, author of
Prisons: Inside the New America

For ten years, David Matlin taught at a maximum-security prison, a daily confrontation with the nature of society, crime, and violence. Based on his experiences, this book examines the history of prisons in the United States and shows the terrible price a lethal combination of degradation, abuse, and corruption inflicts on inmates and society as a whole. This powerful exposé reveals how America’s ailing prison system undermines the public trust. Engulfing and enraging, the book challenges readers to take a long look at the culture of crime and punishment.

Matlin is also the author of Fontana’s Mirror, Dressed in Protective Fashion, China Beach, and How the Night is Divided.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
11:15 – 12:30 p.m.
Located in the Saville Theatre

This is a free event.

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