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Prisoners’ Counternarratives: “This Is a Prison and It’s Not Disneyland”

Kitty Calavita and Valerie Jenness

in Appealing to Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520284173
eISBN:
9780520959835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284173.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter reveals that nearly half of the men the authors interviewed believe in the fairness of the system in general and have faith in law and in evidence as the key ingredients in winning an ... More


“Narcissists,” “Liars,” Process, and Paper: The Dilemmas and Solutions of Grievance Handlers

Kitty Calavita and Valerie Jenness

in Appealing to Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520284173
eISBN:
9780520959835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284173.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter traces the impact of the conflicting logics of rights and carceral control on prison staff. Almost all of these staff acknowledged that filing a grievance is a legitimate prisoner right ... More


Administrative Consistency, Downstream Consequences, and “Knuckleheads”

Kitty Calavita and Valerie Jenness

in Appealing to Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520284173
eISBN:
9780520959835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284173.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter focuses on correctional staff as organizational actors who share institutional loyalties and a commitment to carceral logic but who hold different positions in the organization and are ... More


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