Prison's Apprehension

Prison's Apprehension : Communication and Total Institutions

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A research study completed by Zylyftar Bregu, PhD, "Prison's Apprehension" offers a glimpse into life in the Albanian prison system and the role communication plays in a prisoner's perception of incarceration-one of the first such studies performed in Albania. Bregu uses multiple tactics to engage both his subjects and readers-tactics heavily influenced by his background in journalism. Often reading more like a third-person novel than straight research, Bregu fuses prisoner profiles with their own poems and essays to produce a thorough and compelling picture of his ten subjects. Bregu reveals the different perceptions of Albania's prison population with incarceration, the outside world, and the prisoners' own writings. What develops is a uniquely revealing glimpse into how individuals communicate the pain and sufferings of life behind bars, and each prisoner's belief in his own innocence, despite the crimes each committed. A research tool and moving examination of prisoner humanity, "Prison's Apprehension" breaks new ground in the study of Albanian crime and punishment.
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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 322g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514744899
  • 9781514744895

About Zylyftar Bregu

Zylyftar Bregu, PhD, is an Albanian national born on April 12, 1975. He is a lecturer in the journalism department of the University of Tirana, where he received his PhD, and also a member of the Albanian National Council of Radio and Television (Audio Visual Media Authority-AMA). In March of 2001, Bregu took part in an investigative project into human trafficking financed by the US Department of State and the European Union. The project was organized by the Media Diversity Institute in London, UK; the Center for War, Peace, and the News Media in New York; and the Albanian Media Institute. In addition, Bregu is the author of two other books on communication in institutions in Albanian.
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