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Incarceration and Stratification

Prisons generate and perpetuate social inequalities in various forms, including employment discrimination, health and education disparities and effects on family and relationships. After a brief discussion on the causes of the rise of mass incarceration, this article analyzes research on the effects and role of mass imprisonment on social inequality.

Wakefield, S., & Uggen, C. (2010). Incarceration and Stratification. Annual Review of Sociology, 36, 387–406.


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