I haven't been able to get through my Sunbelt Justice yet - but it's a good, clear read and gripping (I just have too many other things competing with it) I haven't heard from anyone else - it would help if a few folks got this book and read it ASAP. Dr. Lynch will be coming to Changing Hands in a few weeks, and we should have a good crowd there of people who already know what the issues are and have some intelligent follow-up questions to ask her.
I'll see what reviews / summaries I can find in the meantime. She'd be a good guest for a local group to have come speak on AZ prison issues, sentencing reform, CJ politics, etc. by the way. Good to have on a day with a panel of political candidate, perhaos - then they'd all have to read her book, too...
I'm working on something here - but take those ideas to any groups you're involved in - we need as many people and groups (churches, student clubs, unions, family/prisoner groups, advocacy organizations, women's rights groups, social justice community orgs, migrant rights groups, etc.)
Books Behind Bars : The War on Prison Law Libraries
While taking away law libraries may in itself only be a surface wound, it is just one of many that have been inflicted in the “get tough” era, with a cumulative effect that is devastating for those confined to our nation’s prisons.