Category Prison

The Origins of Unlawful Prison Policies

Author: Lisa Coleen Kerr Abstract Prison administrators are granted discretionary powers to enable them to manage institutions and pursue legal and policy mandates. The use of delegated power is essential to prison management, but there can be a tenuous relationship… Continue Reading →

Reflections on 40 Years of Advocacy

Author: Michael Jackson Abstract For over forty years, Michael Jackson has acted as an impassioned advocate for prisoners’ rights. This article focuses on the author’s experience as a vocal critic of the practice of solitary confinement in Canada’s maximum-security penitentiaries…. Continue Reading →

Political Action at the End of the World: Hannah Arendt and the California Prison Hunger Strikes

Author: Lisa Guenther Abstract On July 8, 2013, over 30,000 prisoners in California joined together across racial and regional lines to launch the largest hunger strike in state history. This article analyzes the prison conditions that led to the hunger… Continue Reading →

Prisoner Writing in/on Solitary Confinement: Contributions from the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, 1988-2013

Authors: Justin Piché and Karine Major Abstract For twenty-five years, the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons (JPP) has been a prisoner written, academically oriented and peer reviewed, non-profit journal, based on the tradition of the penal press. In a context… Continue Reading →

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