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Mass Incarceration in America

Book Launch: Ernest Drucker’s A Plague of Prisons (October 11, 2011)

At a recent event, Ernest Drucker discussed his new book, A Plague of Prisons: The Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America.

Drucker, an internationally recognized public health scholar and researcher, spent 20 years treating drug addiction and studying AIDS in some of the poorest neighborhoods of New York City’s South Bronx. A Plague of Prisons offers a novel perspective on criminal justice in 21st century America and is sure to provoke debate and shift the paradigm of how society thinks about punishment.

The event kicked off with introductions by U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet for the Southern District of New York and Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the New York–based Drug Policy Alliance.

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