- Title Pages
- Figures and Tables
- Chapter One A New Perspective on the Carceral State
- Chapter Two Penal Modernization in the Civil Rights Era, 1954–1970
- Chapter Three Prison Overcrowding and the Legal Challenge to Florida’s Prison System, 1970–1980
- Chapter Four The Unintended Consequences of Prison Litigation, 1980–1991
- Chapter Five The Politics of Early Release, 1991–1995
- Chapter Six Republicans, Prosecutors, and the Carceral Ethos, 1995–2008
- Chapter Seven Recession-Era Colorblind Politics and the Challenge of Decarceration, 2008–2016
- Chapter Eight Toward a New Ethos
- Selected Bibliography
- The Chicago Series in Law and Society
- Building the Prison State
- University of Chicago Press
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