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Porous Prisons

Anthony W. Fontes

in Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297081
eISBN:
9780520969599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297081.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter expands out from the maras to map the symbiotic relationships between prisoners, the state, and the free in order to show how deeply the world and the underworld upon which it rests ... More


Prisons and Prisoners

William vanden Heuvel

in Hope and History: A Memoir of Tumultuous Times

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501738173
eISBN:
9781501738180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738173.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter tells the story of Bill vanden Heuvel's work with the New York City prison system. Following riots in the Tombs detention center and a rash of suicides in late 1970, Mayor John Lindsay ... More


Riot and Disorder at the Rock

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/9780813039855.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Raiford was considered a fairly stable prison in the early 1950s. Even so, it was more volatile, disorderly, and unstable than in previous decades, and acute overcrowding fuelled internal tensions as ... More


War Captivity and Social Interactions

Renaud Morieux

in The Society of Prisoners: Anglo-French Wars and Incarceration in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198723585
eISBN:
9780191790379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723585.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

Using the conceptual framework provided by prison sociologists, and focusing on everyday interactions, this chapter questions whether a structure of social order existed inside the war prison: forms ... More


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