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The Spatialisation of Incarceration: Reforms, Response and the Reality of Prison Life

Kent F. Schull

in Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641734
eISBN:
9781474400886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641734.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter Four looks closely at prison conditions and structure, particularly in terms of organizing the prison population according to crimes committed, convicted or accused, age, and gender. In fact, ... More


Minimum and Extreme Conditions of Confinement

Richard L. Lippke

in Rethinking Imprisonment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199209125
eISBN:
9780191695766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209125.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter makes the case for minimally restrictive and reasonably humane prison conditions, ones referred to as the ‘minimum conditions of confinement’ (MCC). It contrasts such conditions with ... More


Conclusion

Kent F. Schull

in Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641734
eISBN:
9781474400886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641734.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Conclusion returns to the initial British inspections of Ottoman prisons discussed in this Introduction in order to re-evaluate their findings and place them in the context of a complete ... More


Prisoners and Prison Society

Peter Zinoman

in The Colonial Bastille: A History of Imprisonment in Vietnam, 1862-1940

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224124
eISBN:
9780520925175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224124.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the ways in which inmates adapted creatively to colonial prison conditions in French Indochina on a daily basis and how the experience of incarceration contributed to the ... More


Cinema and Prison Reform

Alison Griffiths

in Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231161060
eISBN:
9780231541565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161060.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 6: “Cinema and Prison Reform” examines how penal reformers appropriated cinema for their cause, addressing not only the moral rehabilitation of individual prisoners, but also changes in ... More


The Case for Retributive Sentencing

Richard L. Lippke

in Rethinking Imprisonment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199209125
eISBN:
9780191695766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209125.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 1 developed and defended the retributive aim of punishment employed in this book. Although it was conceded that crime reduction is also a justifying purpose of punishment, efforts to reduce ... More


Building the “Best Prison in the South”

Vivien M. L. Miller (ed.)

in Hard Labor and Hard Time: Florida's "Sunshine Prison" and Chain Gangs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813039855
eISBN:
9780813043760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039855.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the establishment of the state prison farm in Bradford (later Union) County and the gradual redistribution of inmates from the privately owned lessee camps to the farm as the ... More


Prison Overcrowding and the Legal Challenge to Florida’s Prison System, 1970–1980

Heather Schoenfeld

in Building the Prison State: Race and the Politics of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226520964
eISBN:
9780226521152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226521152.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter describes the origins and initial developments around Costello v. Wainwright, the 8th Amendment lawsuit against Florida’s prison system. The chapter argues that prison conditions ... More


The Unintended Consequences of Prison Litigation, 1980–1991

Heather Schoenfeld

in Building the Prison State: Race and the Politics of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226520964
eISBN:
9780226521152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226521152.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter describes Florida state officials’ compliance with the court order to reduce prison overcrowding. Civil Rights lawyers had high hopes that prison conditions litigation would reduce ... More


Prison Community, Prison Conditions, and Gendered Harm

Barbara Owen, James Wells, and Joycelyn Pollock

in In Search of Safety: Confronting Inequality in Women's Imprisonment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288713
eISBN:
9780520963566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288713.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 3 examines the prison conditions and the prison community which contribute to women’s fears over safety while confined. Conditions of material scarcity, substandard living quarters, and few ... More


Recession-Era Colorblind Politics and the Challenge of Decarceration, 2008–2016

Heather Schoenfeld

in Building the Prison State: Race and the Politics of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226520964
eISBN:
9780226521152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226521152.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses policy reform between 2008 and 2016 in the context of the Great Recession, Tea Party politics, the decreased salience of crime, and the high costs of incarceration. The chapter ... More


Not Isolating Isolation

Judith Resnik

in Solitary Confinement: Effects, Practices, and Pathways toward Reform

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190947927
eISBN:
9780190947934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947927.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the distinctive features of solitary confinement and the ways in which isolation is endemic in the structure of U.S. prisons. It analyze the expansion of solitary confinement, ... More


Epilogue

Peter Zinoman

in The Colonial Bastille: A History of Imprisonment in Vietnam, 1862-1940

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224124
eISBN:
9780520925175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224124.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses how the colonial prison became the focal point of anticolonial activism in French Indochina during World War 2. It explains that the incarceration of thousands of political ... More


The Sad Story of Prisons: A Balance of Failures

Marcelo Bergman

in More Money, More Crime: Prosperity and Rising Crime in Latin America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190608774
eISBN:
9780190608804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608774.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Economic Sociology

This chapter reviews the role of prisons in Latin America and the meager effects they have in containing crime and imposing deterrence, documenting the dramatic rise in incarceration in every Latin ... More


Welfare, punishment and neoliberalism

Ian Cummins

in Poverty, Inequality and Social Work: The Impact of Neo-Liberalism and Austerity Politics on Welfare Provision

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447334804
eISBN:
9781447334859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334804.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the broader impact of neoliberalism on welfare and penal policy, arguing that there has been an ideological and culture shift, which can be summarised as follows: the War on ... More


The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law

Nigel Rodley and Matt Pollard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199693566
eISBN:
9780191807503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693566.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The first edition of this book was one of the earliest to establish that the newly developing international law of human rights could be set down as any other branch of international law. It also ... More


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