The Politics of the Prison and the Prisoner

The Politics of the Prison and the Prisoner : Zoon Politikon?

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There has been a recent resurgence of interest in the role of the prison as a source of political ideas and site of political engagement as well as the prisoner s quest for citizenship. Fluctuations in numbers of those imprisoned has increased fiscal burdens and become a more important political issue. There is also currently greater interest in the prison as a site of political activism and in the generation of radical political ideas within the prison context and the formation of political networks within prison which extend beyond the prison walls. Drawing on a range of contemporary and historical topics such as prison riots, Islamic extremism, the denial of voting rights and the treatment of political prisoners and including cases from the UK, US and Russia, this book examines the prison as a political institution and as a site of both politicization and political protest. This book will be of interest to students and academics engaged with prisons, penology, punishment and corrections"show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1138946036
  • 9781138946033