Monday, October 29, 2012

The American Origins of Prison w/ Michael Meranze

Prison is as American as apple pie. And unlike apple pie, the modern prison system actually began in the United States.  Today's guest, Professor Michael Meranze, not only discusses the origins of American prisons with us, but some of early incarceration's rather grislier details.

You can listen here, or if you haven't iTunes then here.

And check out Professor Meranze's book, Laboratories of Virtue

1 comment:

  1. It's a fascinating series for sure. While I don't necessarily agree with how our country's prison systems have evolved, I know that there are some people who really need to be put in it. Case in point, the Florida couple who couldn't keep it in their pants: