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So You Think a New Prison Will Save Your Town?

Sociology Professor Gregory Hooks is interviewed about his research that challenges the alleged economic benefits to rural American towns of building prisons.

Jun 14, 2016

Read it on The Marshall Project.

“Those people who never move, they wouldn't be residents and they're not voters,” said sociologist Gregory Hooks, who has analyzed the economics of prison building in several nationwide studies. He added, “For those people who do move, they'd be tenuously attached.” - Dr. Gregory Hooks