Prison Survival Guide

Author by : Russel Ferguson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dorrance Publishing
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Description : Prison Survival Guide By Russel Ferguson Are you or someone you know going to jail or prison in the future or are already incarcerated? If so, Prison Survival Guide is for you. In it, Russel Ferguson debunks several rumors about living in prison, and sheds light on many of the subjects that scare people about going. Simultaneously, he teaches you the proper mindset and code of personal conduct necessary to survive a period of incarceration.


Prison A Survival Guide

Author by : Carl Cattermole
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House
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Description : The cult guide to UK prisons by Carl Cattermole – now fully updated and featuring contributions from female and LGBTQI prisoners, as well as from family on the outside. Contains: Blood – but not as much as you might imagine Sweat – and the prisons no longer provide soap Tears – because prison has created a mental health crisis Humanity – and how to stop the institution destroying it Featuring contributors Sarah Jake Baker, Jon Gulliver, Darcey Hartley, Julia Howard, Elliot Murawski and Lisa Selby. ‘Essential reading’ Will Self ‘We’re in the justice dark ages and Cattermole’s great book switches on the lights’ Dr Theo Kindynis, Lecturer in Criminology Goldsmiths, University of London ‘It has the potential to change a lot of people’s lives for the better’ Daniel Godden, Partner at Berkeley Square Solicitors’


Finding Freedom In Confinement The Role Of Religion In Prison Life

Author by : Kent R. Kerley Ph.D.
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : What is the nature and impact of faith and religion in prison? This book summarizes contemporary and cutting-edge research on religion in correctional contexts, enabling a scientific understanding of how prisoners use faith in their everyday lives. • Presents an international scope that covers a diversity of faith traditions • Comprises contributions from leading scholars who incorporate various research methodologies, such as surveys, in-depth interviews, participant observation, and content analysis into their writings • Moves the discussion of religion in prison away from popular discourse, advocacy works, and media stories that prioritize emotion and sensationalism over empirical verification


Prison Guide

Author by : A. Pisano
Languange : en
Publisher by : CreateSpace
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Description : Prison Guide: Prison Survival Secrets Revealed finally delivers the unwritten prison survival secrets of true hardened veterans. The survival guide explains current methods, philosophies and critical information. Have you ever wondered how shocking it is to transition into a prison environment? Ever imagine the true survival strategies that lie behind prison walls? What would be the best way to handle a problem in this foreign setting? How do you avoid trouble? Are the stories about jail true? Discover the techniques, the true survival practices within prisons to safely go home to your family as soon as possible. This is no story. The author delivers information that gives physical safety and mental well-being tactics, strategies, and tips for the new inmate.


Conviviality And Survival

Author by : Sacha Darke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Brazilian authorities continuously fail to comply with international norms on minimal conditions of incarceration. Brazil's prison population has risen ten-fold since the country's return to democracy in the 1980s. Its prisons typically operate at double official capacity and with 100 prisoners for each guard on duty. At the same time, however, the average Brazilian prison is not as disorderly or its staff-inmate relations so conflictual as our established theories on prison life might predict. This monograph explores the means by which Brazilian prisons function in the absence of guards. More specifically, the means by which prison security and inmate discipline is negotiated between prison managers, gangs and the wider inmate body. While fragile and varied, this historical tradition of co-produced governance has for decades kept most prisons in better order and enabled most prisoners to better survive.


A Question Of Freedom

Author by : Dwayne Betts
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : A unique prison narrative that testifies to the power of books to transform a young man's life At the age of sixteen, R. Dwayne Betts-a good student from a lower- middle-class family-carjacked a man with a friend. He had never held a gun before, but within a matter of minutes he had committed six felonies. In Virginia, carjacking is a "certifiable" offense, meaning that Betts would be treated as an adult under state law. A bright young kid, he served his nine-year sentence as part of the adult population in some of the worst prisons in the state. A Question of Freedom chronicles Betts's years in prison, reflecting back on his crime and looking ahead to how his experiences and the books he discovered while incarcerated would define him. Utterly alone, Betts confronts profound questions about violence, freedom, crime, race, and the justice system. Confined by cinder-block walls and barbed wire, he discovers the power of language through books, poetry, and his own pen. Above all, A Question of Freedom is about a quest for identity-one that guarantees Betts's survival in a hostile environment and that incorporates an understanding of how his own past led to the moment of his crime.


Reflections On Life In Ghettos Camps And Prisons

Author by : Simon Turner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Reflections on Life in Ghettos, Camps and Prisons explores the relationship between ghettos, camps, places of detention and prisons with a focus on those people who are confined, encamped, imprisoned, detained, stuck, or forcibly removed through the lens of ‘stuckness’. From a point of departure in anthropology, with important contributions from criminology, geography and philosophy, the chapters explore how life is lived in and across these sites of confinement by focusing on the tactics of everyday life, while being mindful of how forms of abjection are constitutive elements of these sites. Stuckness, from this inter-disciplinary perspective, is not simply a function of the spatial form it takes; we need to understand how temporality animates stuckness as an important dimension of confinement. Death, the ultimate temporal boundary, emerges as particularly significant in this regard. With case studies from Palestine, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Northern Australia, Rwanda, Ivory Coast and Nicaragua, the contributors focus on the empirical question of how structures of stuckness, confinement and forced mobility impact on the possibilities of ‘making life’. Suggesting new ways of thinking about how temporality and spatiality intersect and overlap in the lives of people struggling to manage conditions of stuckness, Reflections on Life in Ghettos, Camps and Prisons will be of great interest to scholars of anthropology, geography, criminology and philosophy. The chapters in this book originally published as a special issue of Ethnos.


After The Gavel

Author by : Rodney Sloan Doggett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Description : After the Gavel is an accurate and detailed description of everything a person should know before going to prison and doing time in prison. The book contains 74 different sections covering every area of prison life. Reading this book will not only help you survive prison but it will also show you how to live better in any prison. Prison is a very difficult place to live and the lesson are hard on someone who is inexperienced or na�ve about the ways of prison. It can be a terrifying ordeal but reading this book and following the advice can make your prison time much less stressful and less painful. It doesn't matter whether you are going to federal or state prison the information in this book will guide you through the most difficult situations. After the Gravel contains truly useful, on point information designed specifically to improve your transition from being free to living in prison. The more information you have on what to expect, how to act and what you should do to avoid conflict will greatly decrease your stress level during the transition. This book will give you all that information. After the Gravel will be a huge benefit to those who are currently incarcerated because it gives them information which takes years to gain through experience. The author has included information which was acquired over his seventeen years in the prison system. The person who is already in prison might know the rules but the information in this book goes well beyond "the rules". This book will help guide the prisoner toward preparing for release from prison. To most prisoners getting out of prison is just as stressful as going to prison, especially those who have not prepared for their release from prison. One of the reasons After the Gavel was written is to help the prisoner prepare for their release and transition back into society. Be careful who gives you advice on surviving prison. There are a lot of people who write "prison survival" books who only spent six to twenty four months in some prison camp. Those people do not know enough about how to survive prison to be credible. They do not understand the prisoners, guards or the prison system itself. If you want advice you should at least get it from someone with many years of experience in several different prisons and different prison security levels. The people you will be locked up with will come from all the different prisons and security levels. Dealing with all of those people is the reasons you need good advice from someone who knows what he is talking about.When you go to prison you will have to deal with idiots, bullies, con men and people you should never trust. This book tells you how to identify and deal with the different types of prisoners and guards you will interact with everyday you're in prison. The information will show you how to avoid problems and conflicts. Not knowing how to deal with the different people can result in an immediate confrontation. Prison rules are not normal rules of society. The information in this book will guide you through or around all of these situations.By reading and following the advice in After the Gavel you will avoid all of the usual pitfalls, conflicts and embarrassing situations the inexperienced prisoner finds themselves in. The information will make your prison time less stressful. You will learn how to live as well as you can in prison. One of the most important things the advice will do, if you follow it, is to prepared you for release from prison.Just remember that whichever prison survival book you decide to buy should be written by someone who has spent many (more than 10) years in prison. Don't waste your money on the ones written by people who do not have the experience. Even if you go to a "camp" you will be dealing with other prisoners who have been moved down from prisons with much higher security levels. Not knowing how to interact with these prisoners will cause you major problems. Good luck to you.


Living In Prison

Author by : Hans Toch
Languange : en
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Description : This book illuminates the relationship that links environments to the persons who must live and work in them. By presenting the maximum security prison as a living environment, and illustrating the personal impact prisons have on individual inmates, Hans Toch, who is a psychologist with many years of research experience in "real life" settings, shows us how men adapt to stressful stimuli. He also provides a blueprint for reform--a practical solution to the problem of making prisons, and other settings, more effective and more humane.


4 000 Days

Author by : Warren Fellows
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan
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Description : The author describes how, after being convicted of drug trafficking in Thailand, he was given a life sentence at the Bang Kwang prison, where he overcame hardships and inhumane conditions in his struggle to survive.


My Life In Prison

Author by : John Kiriamiti
Languange : en
Publisher by : East African Publishers
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Psychological Survival

Author by : Stanley Cohen
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : The authors, two sociologists who taught at Durham Prison, describe the subjective experience of a group of long-term offenders in a maximum security environment, and their adaptation to prison routines and demands. They describe inmate life with examples such as : always under the eye of a TV camera, sleeping with a light on all night, and spending ten years sewing mail bags. Also discussed are its effects, including inmate fears of psychological deterioration and reactions to disrupted emotional relationships. The new introduction, written for this edition, discusses the development of British penal policy over the intervening ten years, and documents the increased growth of the long-term penal population. Chapter 9, also written for the second edition, discusses the fate of the authors' research plans and the nature of other research on long-term imprisonment. A new Postscript by one of the prisoners described in the study comments on how the research looked to its 'objects'.


The Prison Dilemma

Author by : Bernd Maelicke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Nomen Verlag
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Description : THE GERMAN PRISON SYSTEM – a topic that interests politicians when elections are looming, and the media whenever scandal is involved – is expensive and largely ineffective: over half of the people released from prison re-offend within five years. Locking people up does not rehabilitate them. Instead, the influences of prison subculture prevail. Bernd Maelicke examines the causes of this dilemma, and highlights pathways to the successful social reintegration of offenders. With the "Rehabilitation Agenda 2025", Bernd Maelicke outlines guidelines and an action plan for concrete and desperate improvement. His credo: "Punishing people is easy, but usually leads nowhere. Showing people a better path and helping them navigate it is difficult, but it's worth it." Roughly 50,000 people are released from German prisons each year. Over half of them have committed minor or moderately severe offences, almost one third are dangerous or serious offenders. While the German penal system – an exemplary model for a treatment-based approach – has experienced wide reform over the past decades, re-offending rates remain high. This "revolving door" that is the German penal system costs about 4.5 billion Euros each year. This is the starting point for offender rehabilitation expert Bernd Maelicke. His assumption is that imprisonment is only truly necessary for serious and dangerous offenders. In his view, for most offenders, prisons remain "schools of crime" that do little to change them for the better. The detrimental effects of prison subculture predominate. Drawing on case studies, personal and professional experiences, and empirical data, Bernd Maelicke demonstrates where the shoe still pinches. He outlines innovative strategies and projects that are slowly emerging in Germany, that focus on supporting offenders with their social reintegration more effectively, and that policymakers and practitioners around the world can draw on to better prevent re-offending and protect potential victims.


Prison Life Writing

Author by : Simon Rolston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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Description : Prison Life Writing is the first full-length study of one of the most controversial genres in American literature. By exploring the complicated relationship between life writing and institutional power, this book reveals the overlooked aesthetic innovations of incarcerated people and the surprising literary roots of the U.S. prison system. Simon Rolston observes that the autobiographical work of incarcerated people is based on a conversion narrative, a story arc that underpins the concept of prison rehabilitation and that sometimes serves the interests of the prison system, rather than those on the inside. Yet many imprisoned people rework the conversion narrative the way they repurpose other objects in prison. Like a radio motor retooled into a tattoo gun, the conversion narrative has been redefined by some authors for subversive purposes, including questioning the ostensible emancipatory role of prison writing, critiquing white supremacy, and broadly reimagining autobiographical discourse. An interdisciplinary work that brings life writing scholarship into conversation with prison studies and law and literature studies, Prison Life Writing theorizes how life writing works in prison, explains literature’s complicated entanglements with institutional power, and demonstrates the political and aesthetic innovations of one of America’s most fascinating literary genres.


Understanding Prison Staff

Author by : Jamie Bennett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Willan
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Description : This book will provide practitioners, students and the general reader with a comprehensive and accessible guide to the contemporary issues and concerns facing prison staff.


Handbook On Prisons

Author by : Yvonne Jewkes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Focusing on prisons, this title is a useful reference for practitioners working in prisons and other parts of the criminal justice system. It explores a range of historical and contemporary issues relating to prisons, imprisonment and prison management.


Fear No Evil A Guide For Prison Chaplaincy

Author by : Dr. Aaron W. Mobley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Description : Prison ministry is a very challenging profession. The dangers, red-tape, bureaucracy, and legal ramifications are enormous. But God calls us to go into ALL nations. This does include the dangers behind razor wire. Prison is an intimidating place the first time you walk inside. It is full of enormous hazards and roadblocks. There are very dangerous individuals inside the prison fence. There are also some much-unexpected individuals locked away. On a daily basis there are in-mates who give me the stare of death. Their game is intimidation, power, and corruption. Yet, the darkness and evil of prison is exactly where Christians should be. We are called to be the light in the dark-ness. With Christ as our guide we should fear no evil!


Prison Life In Andersonville

Author by : John L. Maile
Languange : en
Publisher by : BoD – Books on Demand
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Description : Reproduction of the original: Prison Life in Andersonville by John L. Maile


The Myth Of Prison Rape

Author by : Mark S. Fleisher
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Description : The Myth of Prison Rape provides a nuanced glimpse into the complex sexual dynamics of American prison. Drawing on results from the most comprehensive study of inmate sexuality to date, Mark S. Fleisher and Jessie L. Krienert analyze the intricacies of sexuality and sexual violence in daily inmate life. Pulled from over 500 interviews from male and female high-security inmates, their research assesses inmate perception, belief, opinion, and explanation of their own behavior as it relates directly and indirectly to sexual life and sexual violence. Dynamic case studies and interview excerpts enliven this cultural study of sexuality, safety, and violence in American prisons, and an appendix introduces readers to prison sexual vocabulary.


Prison Life In Dixie

Author by : Sergeant Oats
Languange : en
Publisher by : Digital Scanning Inc
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Description : It is not claimed that this story gives a full and perfect history of the sufferings of the Union prisoners in the South during the Civil War. The writer has endeavored to furnish such descriptions and incidents that give the reader a true picture of Rebel prisons and the means and methods of either surviving or dying in them.


Prison Life In Dixie

Author by : John B. Vaughter
Languange : en
Publisher by : BIG BYTE BOOKS
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Description : "How do we get down and up under the trials and disappointments of life? Who can tell?" So asked John Vaughter at the end of what seemed like endless internment at Andersonville Prison during the American Civil War. While Sherman's army lay in front of Atlanta, he determined to send his cavalry on a raid to the enemy's rear, to destroy their railroad communication. So, on July 27th, 1864, General Stoneman moved eastward to pass around the flank of the rebel army, and General Ed McCook, at the same time, started to pass around the left. McCook’s command numbered about 2,000 men, well mounted and equipped, of which the writer was one. They were captured on July 30 and sent to Andersonville. Vaughter provides a vivid and horrifying look at life in the Confederate's worst prison. After the war was over, the commandant of the prison was tried and hanged. Every memoir of the American Civil War provides us with another view of the catastrophe that changed the country forever. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers, tablets, and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.


Enjoy Life Liberated From The Inner Prison

Author by : Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
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Description : When terrible things happen in life and there’s little we can do to change them, the only option seems to be either anger or despair. This is the reality for prison inmates. They have no power over their circumstances. Many have long sentences, some have been wrongly accused and some even await execution. Their environment is often overcrowded, ugly, violent and full of noise, “like being in a rock concert all day,” as one man reported. There is nothing to look forward to and often no one to turn to. For the past twenty-five years, Liberation Prison Project has been a lifeline for prisoners, first in the United States and also in Australia, Italy, Mongolia, New Zealand and other countries, who turned to LPP, asking for Buddhist books and spiritual advice in an effort to find meaning in life when everything else has been lost. This book is a compilation of advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the spiritual director of LPP, in response to letters from more than one hundred prisoners, mainly in the USA, edited into a coherent narrative. Rinpoche’s advice is that, actually, their prison “is nothing in comparison with their inner prison—the prison of anger, the prison of attachment, the prison of ignorance.” That prison, Rinpoche says, they can definitely change. And why should they? Because, simply put, happiness and suffering come from the mind, not the external world. The extent of the heartfelt compassion and love that Rinpoche offers the men who write to him is incredible. He empowers them to never give up on the development of their potential and their ability to help others. The advice in the book is not just for prisoners. It is for all of us.


Prison Legal News

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The Little Book Of Prison

Author by : Frankie Owens
Languange : en
Publisher by : Waterside Press
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Description : An easy-to-read prison survival guide of do's and don'ts. Perfect for anyone facing trial for an offence that may lead to imprisonment, their families and friends. Packed with humour as well as more serious items. Backed by prisoner support organizations. Straightforward and highly entertaining. Frankie started writing the LBP from day two of entering prison as a first-time offender. He had no idea how the system or a prison worked. He was clueless about it all and it was hard for him going in and frightening for the family and loved ones he left behind. The writing began as self-help and as the days progressed it occurred to Frankie that the LBP would prove useful to first-time offenders as well as other prisoners and help them get through what is surely one of the most difficult times in their lives. It also motivated him to get out on the prison wing and find out as much as possible about his new home. There are a lot of books about people in prison, people in far worse places than Frankie was and on far longer sentences. But the LBP is a book about prison not people, and will help new inmates, their friends and families get to know what to expect from the system. The LBP is a masterpiece in comic writing but somehow gets through to people with serious information in a way that more formal texts cannot. Already organizations connected to the criminal justice system are beginning to acknowledge that Frankie Owen's LBP is an ideal read for people facing the trauma of a first prison sentence. It will also be of considerable interest to other prisoners or people working in a custodial setting. "If people want to know what prison is like it's for them, if people need to know what happens in prison it's definitely for them." 'By the end of the book, I felt like Frankie Owens was my cell-mate. His style and execution is either perversely skilful or an absolute fluke, but whatever it is, it is certainly good': Prison Service Journal. 'Absolutely hilarious, I'm not sure it'll ever be standard prison issue but maybe it should be! Packed full of witty and wry observations and some extremely pertinent advice. It is well-structured, easy to read and informative. I hope he continues writing as The Little Book of Prison is something that the general public would love to read as well as a guide book for other prisoners': Koestler Award Judges 'Funny and educational, in a tongue in cheek kind of way, and has a much wider appeal than you might think': thebookbag.co.uk Frankie Owens was prisoner A1443CA at Her Majesty's pleasure until 2 August 2011. If he had been given the information gathered in LBP, he thinks that the first weeks inside would have been better and the learning curve not as steep.


Letters From Hell Life In Prison In North East Thailand

Author by : Alfred Moore
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu Press, Inc
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Description : Thailand's prisons are infamous, and survival when inside is often difficult even for the young and healthy. Young people go into Thai prisons and if lucky, come out old. Old people are usually not so lucky and come out in a wooden box. What would happen if, for some unlucky twist of fate, already in one's elderly years, and through no fault of one's own, one woke up one day in a Thai jail? Usually when foreigners face Thai jail, it is for only one reason - Drugs. Incredibly, this book has nothing to do with drugs. This crime is far less controversial, but the impact had the same result. This crime being a mere family argument that went far too far. Many people have disagreements within their family circle, and in the West, it usually goes no farther than the front door, but Thailand can be different. On this occurrence the result of the family argument went as far as the local provincial prison, and that's where it stayed for a two year sentence That is exactly what happened to Henry.


Principles Of European Prison Law And Policy

Author by : Dirk van Zyl Smit
Languange : en
Publisher by : OUP Oxford
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Description : In recent years European prison law and policy have emerged as a force to be reckoned with. This book explores its development and analyses the penological and human rights foundations on which it is based. It examines the findings of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the recommendations of the Council of Europe, and the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. From these sources it makes the general principles that underlie European prison law and policy explicit, emphasising the principle of using imprisonment as a last resort and the recognition of prisoners' rights. The book then moves on to apply these principles to conditions of imprisonment, regimes in prison, contacts between prisoners and the outside world, and the maintenance of good order in prisons. The final chapter of the book considers how European prison law and policy could best be advanced in future. The authors argue that the European Court of Human Rights should adopt a more proactive approach to ensuring that imprisonment is used only as a last resort, and that a more radical interpretation of the existing provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights will allow it to do so. It concludes that the growing cooperation on prison matters within Europe bodes well for the increased recognition of prisoners' rights across Europe. In spite of some countervailing voices, Europe should increasingly be able to give an international lead in a human rights approach to prison law and policy in the same way it has done with the abolition of the death penalty.


Education In Prison

Author by : Emma Hughes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The role of education in prisons, prisoners' decisions regarding education, the impact of prison culture on either encouraging or discouraging such activities, and the potential consequences of education for prisoners' reentry into society all have important implications. This extended analysis of prisoner education represents a unique contribution to an under-researched field, whilst also making important and original connections between research on education in prison and the literature on adult learning in the community. Through offering crucial insights into the varied motivations and disincentives that inform prisoners' decisions to study in prison (whether it be through distance learning or prison-based classes), the reader is also able to consider factors that inform decisions to engage in a broader range of positive and constructive activities whilst in prison. These research findings provide insight into how prison culture and prison policies may impact upon rehabilitative endeavour and suggest ways in which prisons may seek to encourage constructive and/ or rehabilitative activities amongst their inhabitants if desired. Based on interviews and questionnaires completed by British adult prisoners studying through distance learning, this qualitative study offers a valuable complement and counterpart to prison education studies that focus on measuring recidivism rates. The learner-centred approach used yields a nuanced and complex understanding of the varied ways in which education in prison actually operates and is experienced, and considers the consequences of this for the students' lives. As such, the findings offer further insight into important evidence resulting from recidivism studies reviewed within the book, whilst contributing to the reemerging interest in studies of prison life and prison culture that are based on prisoner interviews.


Aging Behind Prison Walls

Author by : Tina Maschi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Columbia University Press
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Description : Today, more than 200,000 men and women over age fifty are languishing in prisons around the United States. It is projected that by 2030, one-third of all incarcerated individuals will be older adults. An already overcrowded and underserved prison system is straining to manage the needs of incarcerated older adults with growing frailty and health concerns. Separated from their families and communities despite a low risk of recidivism, incarcerated older adults represent a major social-justice issue that reveals the intersectional factors at play in their imprisonment. How do the people aging in prison understand their life experiences? In Aging Behind Prison Walls, Tina Maschi and Keith Morgen offer a data-driven and compassionate analysis of the lives of incarcerated older people. They explore the transferable resiliencies and coping strategies used by incarcerated aging adults to make meaning of their lives before, during, and after imprisonment. The book draws on extensive quantitative and qualitative research as well as national datasets. It features rich narrative case studies that present stories of trauma, coping, and well-being. Based on the data, Maschi and Morgen present a solution-focused caring-justice framework in order to understand and transform the individual- and community-level structural factors that have led to and perpetuate the aging-in-prison crisis. They offer concrete proposals—at the community and national policy levels—to address the pressing issues of incarcerated elders.


Confinement Punishment And Prisons In Africa

Author by : Marie Morelle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This interdisciplinary volume presents a nuanced critique of the prison experience in diverse detention facilities across Africa. The book stresses the contingent, porous nature of African prisons, across both time and space. It draws on original long-term ethnographic research undertaken in both Francophone and Anglophone settings, which are grouped in four parts. The first part examines how the prison has imprinted itself on wider political and social imaginaries and, in turn, how structures of imprisonment carry the imprint of political action of various times. The second part stresses how particular forms of ordering emerge in African prisons. It is held that while these often involve coercion and neglect, they are better understood as the product of on-going negotiations and the search for meaning and value on the part of a multitude of actors. The third part is concerned with how prison life percolates beyond its physical perimeters into its urban and rural surroundings, and vice versa. It deals with the popular and contested nature of what prisons are about and what they do, especially in regard to bringing about moral subjects. The fourth and final part of the book examines how efforts of reforming and resisting the prison take shape at the intersection of globally circulating models of good governance and levels of self-organisation by prisoners. The book will be an essential reference for students, academics and policy-makers in Law, Criminology, Sociology and Politics.