Jill McCorkel
Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, Volume 77, Pages 49-67
Publication year: 2018


In this study, I explore what happens “after incarceration” from the perspective of private prison vendors.  Using the experience of women prisoners in California in the aftermath of Brown v. Plata(2011) and Realignment, I trace the rise and growing popularity of carceral rehabilitation programs. Although rehabilitation was once considered an antidote to mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex, it now fuels the growth of private prison companies and provides a stable source of profitability.  This analysis suggests the reconfiguration of mass incarceration in U.S. rather than its dissolution.