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Prisons of the World

Andrew Coyle


Using striking examples of imprisonment in different continents and cultures Prisons of the World raises fundamental questions about the manner in which governments and societies (mis)use prison as a response to a wide range of fundamental social, economic and political issues. It describes the mistreatment of women prisoners in North America and the United Kingdom and of elderly prisoners in Japan, the intractable influence of gangs in Latin America, the legacy of colonialism in South Africa and the Caribbean and the continuing influence of the Gulag system in many countries of the former Sov ... More

Keywords: Prison, Imprisonment, Human Rights, Torture, Solitary confinement, Justice Reinvestment, Human Development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781447362470
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447362470.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Coyle, author
University of London