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Prison State: The Challenge of Mass Incarceration. By Bert Useem and Anne Morrison Piehl . New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 236 pp. $25.99 paper. The Politics of Imprisonment: How the Democratic Process Shapes the Way America Punishes Offenders. By Vanessa Barker . New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. 264 pp. $35.00 cloth. Sunbelt Justice: Arizona and the Transformation of American Punishment. By Mona Lynch . Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2010. 280 pp. $24.95 paper.