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Burning Down the House : The End of Juvenile Prison
by Nell Bernstein


Overview - In what the San Francisco Chronicle called "an epic work of investigative journalism that lays bare our nation's brutal and counterproductive juvenile prisons and is a clarion call to bring our children home," Nell Bernstein eloquently argues that there is no good way to lock up a child.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In what the San Francisco Chronicle called "an epic work of investigative journalism that lays bare our nation's brutal and counterproductive juvenile prisons and is a clarion call to bring our children home," Nell Bernstein eloquently argues that there is no good way to lock up a child. Making the radical argument that state-run detention centers should be abolished completely, her "passionate and convincing" (Kirkus) book points out that our system of juvenile justice flies in the face of everything we know about what motivates young people to change.

Called "a devastating read" by Truthout, Burning Down the House received a starred Publishers Weekly review and was an In These Times recommended summer read. Bernstein's heartrending portraits of young people abused by the system intended to protect and "rehabilitate" them are interwoven with reporting on innovative programs that provide effective alternatives to putting children behind bars.

The result is a work that the Philadelphia Inquirer called "a searing indictment and a deft strike at the heart of America's centuries-old practice of locking children away in institution"--a landmark book that has already launched a new national conversation.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781620971314
  • ISBN-10: 1620971313
  • Publisher: New Press
  • Publish Date: January 2016
  • Page Count: 384
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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