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Book Review by Tom Murlowski

Gates of Injustice - The Crisis in America's Prisons

by Alan Elsner

"Alan Elsner's powerful book demonstrates that our $40 billion corrections system for both adults and juveniles is badly broken. Our jails and prisons are failing us at enormous cost in money and in danger to society. This book should be a wake-up call for federal, state and local governments across America."- Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA)

Alan Elsner, a National Correspondent with Reuters News Service, has 25 years experience in journalism, covering stories ranging from the 9/11 attacks on America and the crisis in the Middle East, to the 2000 presidential election and the end of the Cold War.

In Gates of Injustice, Elsner brings his journalistic expertise to bear on the horrific conditions in America's prisons. In sparse, no-nonsense language, he relates personal stories of the suffering endured by America's prisoners.

Even long-time readers of the Razor Wire will be shocked at the seemingly endless stories of abuse, degradation and variations of torture. Meticulously sourced and footnoted, this book is 'a must read' for anyone struggling to reform the prisons and jails of US America, The World's Leading Jailer.

We also recommend that you call your local library and ask them to order Gates of Injustice.

Published by FT Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-142791-1


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