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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


‘Titan’ prisons: do size, efficiency and legitimacy matter?

Alison Liebling

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421104
eISBN:
9781447303657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421104.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter examines the moral performance of prisons. It focuses specifically on the proposed creation of Titan prisons, which are argued to be unhealthy and damaging institutions. Within a ... More


Objects of Reformation: Common Prisoners, 1912–1937

Jan Kiely

in The Compelling Ideal: Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901-1956

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300185942
eISBN:
9780300186376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185942.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Drawing on the autobiographical account of the Shanxi prison inmate Chen Zhixi and a wide range of sources about inmates of the 1910s through the 1930s, this chapter focuses on the common prisoner ... More


Contrasting Prisoners' Rights: A Comparative Examination of England and Germany

Liora Lazarus

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199259830
eISBN:
9780191698644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259830.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This volume aims to provoke reflection on the English conception and treatment of prisoners' rights, through juxtaposition with the conception of prisoners' rights in Germany. First, the German and ... More


Access to Recreation and Entertainment

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/9780199209125.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter, by focusing on whether and to what extent prisoners should be provided access to recreation and entertainment, confronts further questions about just how difficult prison life should ... More


We Took the Weight Incarcerated Writers and Artists in the Black Arts Movement

Lee Bernstein

in America Is the Prison: Arts and Politics in Prison in the 1970s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833872
eISBN:
9781469604046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898321_bernstein.8
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the time when prison rehabilitative efforts seemed too narrow to the point where trying to scare people straight was the most visible prison program in the country. At the ... More


Prison Abolition and a Culture of Sexual Difference

Sarah Tyson

in Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265299
eISBN:
9780823266685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265299.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter recounts briefly how feminist antiviolence work has become complicit with mass incarceration. It then makes the case that supporting mass incarceration is at odds with the feminist goal ... 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


Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons

Ethan Blue

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709405
eISBN:
9780814723166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709405.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

As banks crashed, belts tightened, and cupboards emptied across the country, American prisons grew fat. This book tells the story of the 1930s as seen from the cell blocks and cotton fields of Texas ... More


‘Everyone is in damage control’: The Meanings and Performance of Family for Second and Third Generation Prisoners

Mark Halsey

in Prisons, Punishment, and the Family: Towards a New Sociology of Punishment?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810087
eISBN:
9780191847257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810087.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter draws on data from the Generations Through Prison project to explore the familial impacts of incarceration from the perspectives of second and third generation prisoners. Focusing on the ... More


Conclusion

Anastasia Chamberlen

in Embodying Punishment: Emotions, Identities, and Lived Experiences in Women's Prisons

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198749240
eISBN:
9780191813429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749240.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The conclusion of the book draws together a summary of the study’s arguments and findings, and reaffirms its invitation for a more affective, bodily aware, and theoretically richer sociology of ... More


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