This article decribes prision overcrowding and "The War on Prisoners" - how the nation's criminal justice system was devoted to dispensing punishment and inflicting pain as a matter of policy.
"Counting Casualties in the War on Prisoners,"
University of San Francisco Law Review: Vol. 43
, Article 4.
Available at: http://repository.usfca.edu/usflawreview/vol43/iss1/4