Human on the Inside

Human on the Inside

Unlocking the Truth About Canada's Prisons

Book - 2014
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"A story of courage and boundless compassion." - Stephen Reid 

In Human on the Inside, Gary Garrison takes readers out of their comfort zones and into "The Max," one of Canada’s most notorious and violent prisons, introducing us to a menacing yet vibrant subculture of inmates, guards, and staff.

"A story of courage and boundless compassion." - Stephen Reid 

In Human on the Inside, Gary Garrison takes readers out of their comfort zones and into "The Max," one of Canada’s most notorious and violent prisons, introducing us to a menacing yet vibrant subculture of inmates, guards, and staff.

Through personal stories, Garrison illuminates a criminal justice system that ignores poverty, racism, mental illness, and addiction and deals instead with society's problems with razor wire and harsh treatment. It is a system that degrades the individual and sees inmates as less than human. 

Providing a counterbalance to fear-mongering about criminals, he argues that a dehumanizing system generates more crime, not less, and perpetuates another injustice, this time committed on behalf of all Canadians. 
 


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In Human on the Inside Gary Garrison takes readers out of their comfort zones and into "The Max," one of Canada's most notorious and violent prisons, introducing us to a vibrant subculture of inmates, guards, and staff. Through personal stories, Garrison illuminates a criminal justice system that ignores poverty, racism, mental illness, and addiction and deals instead with society's problems with razor wire and harsh treatment. It is a system that degrades the individual and sees inmates as less than human. Providing a counterbalance to fear-mongering about criminals, he argues that a dehumanizing system generates more crime, not less, and perpetuates another injustice, this time committed on behalf of all Canadians.
In Human on the Inside  Gary Garrison takes readers out of their comfort zones and into "The Max," one of Canada's most notorious and violent prisons, introducing us to a vibrant subculture of inmates, guards, and staff. Providing a counterbalance to fear-mongering about criminals, he argues that a dehumanizing system generates more crime, not less, and perpetuates another injustice, this time committed on behalf of all Canadians.  

Publisher: Regina : University of Regina Press, c2014
ISBN: 9780889773769
Branch Call Number: 365.971 GAR
Characteristics: x, 241 p. ;,23 cm.

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HammerFreedom
Nov 02, 2015

Boring read. Was expecting something to guide readers into prison life but the result was mostly grumblings about the authors work life and failed marriage. Not a book about prison culture. Was expecting the Canadian version of OITNB.

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