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Nicola Lacey, David Soskice, Leonidas Cheliotis, and Sappho Xenakis

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266922

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266922.001.0001

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Deplorable or Disposable? The Carceral State and ‘Breaking Bad’ in Rural America

Deplorable or Disposable? The Carceral State and ‘Breaking Bad’ in Rural America

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(p.94) 5 Deplorable or Disposable? The Carceral State and ‘Breaking Bad’ in Rural America
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Tracing the Relationship between Inequality, Crime and Punishment
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Marie Gottschalk

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266922.003.0005

This chapter examines the limitations of viewing the US carceral state primarily through a racial disparities lens centred on differences in incarceration rates between whites and blacks. It surveys important shifts since the 1970s in who is being incarcerated in the United States, including racial, ethnic, gender, and geographic shifts, most notably between urban and rural areas. It deploys three common frameworks used to help explain the rise of mass incarceration and the hyper-incarceration of African Americans—the culture of control, the culture of poverty, and the war on drugs—to analyse the deepening penetration of the carceral state outside of major urban areas and to examine the opioid crisis.

Keywords:   US carceral state, Racial disparities, Opioid crisis, Rural incarceration, Rural prisons and jails, War on drugs, Urban and rural disparities in incarceration

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