Tag: prisons

Substance Use and Abuse in Guyana’s prisons: self-medication by inmates

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds/Blogs , May 3rd, 2021

This oped was written by our research team from the University of Leicester and University of Guyana The ‘Survey of Individuals Deprived of Liberty: Caribbean 2016-2019’ produc…

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Mental Health in Guyana’s Prisons: a direct legacy of the country’s colonial history?

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds/Blogs , April 26th, 2021

This oped was written by our research team from the University of Leicester and University of Guyana. The mental health of those who live and work in Guyana’s…

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In the Journals – Incarceration, Rehabilitation, and Recidivism

allisontedesco , March 1st, 2021

Josh Shapiro: Fair Commutation Not Mass Incarceration by joepiette2 via creativecommons Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations that are often siloed…


Abolition and the Colonial Amnesia of Caribbean Prison Systems

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds/Blogs , August 25th, 2020

The need for alternatives to prisons and prison reform in the Caribbean is long past due IntroductionProcesses of historical erasure scar the Caribbean and remove transhistorical context. …

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By Desperate Measures Relieved?: Public Health, Prisons, and the Politics of Life by Jason Ludwig

Jason Ludwig , May 28th, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to claim lives and devastate economies, experts have been contemplating strategies for accelerating the development of a vaccine. A paper published in March in the…


Coronavirus and Carcerality by Ian Whitmarsh

Ian Whitmarsh , April 1st, 2020

A friend of mine works as a psychotherapist in a northern California prison. Three weeks ago, he and I were talking about coronavirus in prisons as we stood watching…


Gramps and the Gangster visit the memory clinic by Jason Danely

Jason Danely , March 26th, 2019

“Are you free tomorrow?” “Sure, what’s going on?” “It’s a big day for Gramps! I’m taking him to the doctor. I guess someone from the ward office said…


The Reproductive and Carceral Politics of Ambiguity by Natali Valdez

Natali Valdez , August 16th, 2018

Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women behind Bars Carolyn Sufrin University of California Press, 2017, 311 pages.   Jailcare sheds light on a dark place. The ethnography exposes…


Papers and Panels of Interest at the 2017 American Anthropological Association Meeting

ngraulich , November 20th, 2017

Once again, it is that very special time of year: The American Anthropological Association’s 116th Annual Meeting. This year in Washington, D.C. As impassioned followers of this blog know,…


In the Journals – June 2016

Sean Miller , June 28th, 2016

Welcome back to In the Journals, a monthly review of just a fraction of the most recent academic research on security, crime, policing, and the law. The summer…