Decarcerating America

Decarcerating America

From Mass Punishment to Public Health

Ernest Drucker


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  • Bestselling category: The New Press is the country’s leading criminal justice publisher. Invisible Punishment, also an anthology, sold over 13,300 copies combined.
  • Unparalleled expertise: Ernest Drucker “owns” the idea of mass incarceration as an epidemic, and is the leading public health scholar of criminology.
  • Success of previous book: A Plague of Prisons sold over 5,000 copies was extremely well-received, including a positive review by Michelle Alexander in the Washington Post, as well as The Economist and sixteen others; Drucker did radio interviews about the book with Lopate, and many others.
  • Constructive solutions: The reform movement is hungry for positive models for change, and this book is full of them.
  • Contributors: Big names in the fields of criminology, healthcare, mental health, prison economies.
  • Blurbs: We will solicit blurbs from Marc Mauer, Alicia Garza, Susan Burton, Bryan Stevenson.

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