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In Incarceration Nations, Baz Dreisinger goes behind bars in nine countries to investigate the current conditions in prisons worldwide.

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Beginning in Africa and ending in Europe, Incarceration Nations is a first-person odyssey through the prison systems of the world. Baz Dreisinger, a professor, journalist, and the founder of the Prison-to-College Pipeline, looks into the human stories of incarcerated men and women and those who imprison them, creating a jarring, poignant view of a world to which most are denied access.

From serving as a restorative justice facilitator in a notorious South African prison and working with genocide survivors in Rwanda, to launching a creative writing class in an overcrowded Ugandan prison and coordinating a drama workshop for women prisoners in Thailand, Dreisinger examines the world behind bars with equal parts empathy and intellect. She journeys to Jamaica to visit a prison music program, to Singapore to learn about approaches to prisoner reentry, to Australia to grapple with the bottom line of private prisons, to a federal supermax in Brazil to confront the horrors of solitary confinement, and finally to the so-called model prisons of Norway. Incarceration Nations concludes with climactic lessons about the past, present, and future of justice.

"An eye-opening, damning indictment of the American prison system and the way its sins reverberate around the globe." ---Kirkus

"In her storytelling [Dreisinger] provides balanced analysis, reflecting on the limitations of reform and questioning the efficacy of well-intentioned measures such as arts programs." ---Publishers Weekly

"Narrator Christina Delaine gives earnest voice to Dreisinger's odyssey, moving seamlessly between frustration and joy, setback and progress, recidivism and triumph." ---Library Journal Audio Review

"Christina Delaine offers an emotionally driven narration of this mix of memoir and investigation. . . . A provocative, wide-ranging listen for those interested in prison reform." ---AudioFile

Incarceration Nations

A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World

Author Baz Dreisinger

Narrated by Christina Delaine

Publication date Feb 9, 2016

Running time 11 hrs 28 min

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