Prisons in transition.

  title={Prisons in transition.},
  author={U. K. A. Liebling},
  journal={International Journal of Law and Psychiatry},
  • U. K. A. Liebling
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
  • The role of the prison has changed, in some ways dramatically, over the last two decades. The prison population has grown and its composition has altered. There has been an increase in the depth and weight of imprisonment, and a hardening of its emotional tone. Prisoners' voices have been silenced, outcomes have deteriorated, and yet public presentation of the prison has improved. Power has shifted upwards, as senior managers have an unprecedented grip on establishments and their ‘performance… CONTINUE READING
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