Behind Bars: Latino/as and Prison in the United States by S. Oboler

By S. Oboler

This publication addresses the advanced factor of incarceration of Latino/as and gives a entire review of such themes as deportations in old context, a case examine of latino/a resistance to prisons within the 70s, the problems of adlescent and and women prisons, and the publish incarceration experience.

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5. The Mendez v. Westminster School District of Orange County decision can be found in 64 F. Supp. D. Cal. 2d. 774 (9th Cir. 1947). 6. , immigration and weapons violations) (Beck and Harrison 2001, 12, table 19). 7. Walker et al. (2004, 4) support this claim based on data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (2000). 8. Walker et al. (2004, 4) cite evidence provided by Kamasaki (2002) in support for this claim. 9. 6 percent (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2006). Notwithstanding this recent spike in violent crime, violent crime rates today remain well below the rates registered in 1973, 1983, and 1993 (Bureau of Justice Statistics 2006a, 5).

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency “more than doubled between 1995 and 2005,” and at year-end 2005, 19,562 persons were being held for immigration violations (Harrison and Beck 2006b, 10). Once in the prison system, there is evidence that persons incarcerated for immigration violations are susceptible to ill-treatment. S. immigration prison system are subject to horrific arbitrariness and many forms of abuse by officials and guards for which they are unable to seek adequate redress due to their noncitizen status.

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