Cruel and Unusual: A book about television, punishment and God – AMERICA review

I just got the May 4th online version of AMERICA ( and this book review of "Cruel and Unusual: the Culture of Punishment in America"  authored by Anne Marie Cusac, caught my eye. You usually have to be a subscriber to access the entire issue online, but during April and May anyone can - you just have to register and log in.In view of how many crime and punishment shows populate (literally) television's landscape, this could be an important book. I know I want to read i … [Read more...]