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Imprisoning CommunitiesHow Mass Incarceration Makes Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Worse$
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Todd R Clear

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305791

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305791.001.0001

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In Their Own Voices

In Their Own Voices

People in High‐Incarceration Communities Talk about the Impact of Incarceration

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(p.121) 6 In Their Own Voices
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Imprisoning Communities
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Todd R. Clear

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305791.003.0006

This chapter presents Tallahassee, Florida community members' description of how incarceration has affected their lives, their families and their communities. These community members are from Frenchtown and South City, which are predominantly African-American communities and have the highest incarceration rates among communities in Tallahassee. The analysis of the experiences of these two communities shows both positive and negative consequences for neighborhoods' life and that the net result of imprisonment policy has not been solely positive.

Keywords:   incarceration, families, communities, Frenchtown, South City, Tallahassee, Florida, African-American communities, imprisonment policy

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