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This phenomenon is highlighted by Marc Mauer, in Race to Incarcerate (2006), as incarceration is identified as the predominant reason behind "The fraying of family bonds the rising number of children growing up with a parent in prison, and the disrupted social networks in many communities now threaten the viability of those neighborhoods and the life prospects for the next generation of children" (Mauer, 2006, p.
California and Florida now spend more to incarcerate people than to educate their college age populations.
Each arrest, then, is an opportunity to deter the educable and incarcerate the incorrigible.