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Cars and jails : freedom dreams, debt and carcerality  Cover Image Book Book

Cars and jails : freedom dreams, debt and carcerality / Julie Livingston, Andrew Ross.

Livingston, Julie, (author.). Ross, Andrew, 1956- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781682193495
  • ISBN: 1682193497
  • Physical Description: 201 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 18 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley : OR Books, 2022.

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"Cars and Jails investigates this paradox, showing how auto debt, traffic fines, over-policing, and automated surveillance systems work in tandem to entrap and criminalize poor people. The authors describe how racialization and poverty take their toll on populations with no alternative, in a country poorly served by public transport, to taking out loans for cars and exposing themselves to predatory and often racist policing. Looking skeptically at the frothy promises of the "mobility revolution," Livingston and Ross close with thought-provoking ideas for a radical overhaul of transportation." -- provided by publisher.
Subject: Poor > United States > Social conditions.
Automobile ownership > United States.
Automobile ownership > Social aspects > United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of > United States.
Debt, Imprisonment for > United States.
Crime and race > United States.
Equality > United States.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Mark Twain Library Association - Redding.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding 362.5561 Liv (Text) 33620153739186 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 03/30/2023

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