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Serving Time With the Government: Federal Penitentiaries

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

King analyses segregation in federal prisons—institutions that he argues reproduced segregationist pressures ever since the 1930 establishment of the Bureau of Prisons through the 1960s, even in ... More


Tackling prison overcrowding: Build more prisons? Sentence fewer offenders?

Mike Hough, Rob Allen, and Enver Solomon (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421104
eISBN:
9781447303657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421104.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This book is a response to controversial proposals for prisons and sentencing set out in by Lord Patrick Carter's ‘Review of Prisons’, published in 2007. The Carter review proposed the construction ... More


First Strike: Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles

Damien M. Sojoyner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697533
eISBN:
9781452955230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697533.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

First Strike is an ambitious project that utilizes a multi-method approach to gain insight into the confluence between public education and prison. It takes an unique perspective and delves into the ... More


Sharing This Walk: An Ethnography of Prison Life in Brazil

Karina Biondi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469623405
eISBN:
9781469630328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623405.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The First Command of Capital (Primeiro Comando do Capital - PCC) is a São Paulo prison gang, founded in the 1990s, that has expanded into the most powerful criminal network in Brazil. Karina Biondi’s ... More


Ain't Scared of Your Jail: Arrest, Imprisonment, and the Civil Rights Movement

Zoe A. Colley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042411
eISBN:
9780813043050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042411.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, thousands of people were incarcerated in southern jails as a result of their involvement with the civil rights movement. This book follows those activists inside ... More


Navigating the Maze

Leonard A. Jason

in Principles of Social Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199841851
eISBN:
9780199315901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841851.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In Chapter 3, I provide an overview of the complex network of health care systems, and why working with community-based coalitions is critical. This is our next principle for social change: the ... More


The PCC

Karina Biondi

John F. Collins (ed.)

in Sharing This Walk: An Ethnography of Prison Life in Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469623405
eISBN:
9781469630328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623405.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter presents a short and fairly standard history of the First Command of Capital (Primeiro Comando da Capital - PCC) and the individuals and spaces that will follow in successive chapters. ... More


Conclusion

Karina Biondi

John F. Collins (ed.)

in Sharing This Walk: An Ethnography of Prison Life in Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469623405
eISBN:
9781469630328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623405.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The expansion of the First Command of the Capital (PCC), making it the most powerful criminal network in Brazil, happened after the addition of “Equality” to its “ideals”. This incorporation provoked ... More


‘Out With the Warrants, Set On the G Men, Roll Up the Black Marias, Fill Up the Jails’: June 1918–July 1919

William Murphy

in Political Imprisonment and the Irish, 1912-1921

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199569076
eISBN:
9780191747373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569076.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The period from the summer of 1918 to the summer of 1919 marks a trough between two great waves of hunger strike protest. The period did not, however, see a respite for the General Prisons Board of ... More


Life behind Bars

Jerry Flores

in Caught Up: Girls, Surveillance, and Wraparound Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520284876
eISBN:
9780520960541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284876.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this and other American detention centers, violence is ubiquitous, a central part of life behind bars. Most research in this area focuses on the violence that takes place among fellow inmates ... More


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