Birkbeck, CH 2010, 'Prisiones e Internados: Una Comparación de los Establecimientos Penales en América del Norte y América Latina (Prisons and Internment: A Comparison of Penal Facilities in North America and Latin America)' , Caderno CRH, 23 (58) , pp. 129-149.
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The recent use of expressions such as “warehouse prison” in the U.S. and “concentration camp” in Latin America would seem to indicate that conditions of deprivation of freedom in both regions look more and more alike. The analysis presented here suggests that it is not so. Penal institutions in North and South America throughout six interrelated dimensions are compared: internal organization of the places, surveillance, isolation, supervision, administrative control and formalization of procedures. In North America, control is deep (persistent, intrusive and almost permanent); in Latin America, control is shallow (sporadic, indifferent and superficial). If in North America one speaks of prisons and incarceration, in Latin America it seems better to speak of judicial inmates and internment.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||prison, internment, North America, Latin America|
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
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|Schools:||Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
|Journal or Publication Title:||Caderno CRH|
|Publisher:||Universidad Federal de Bahía|
|Depositing User:||CH Birkbeck|
|Date Deposited:||02 Nov 2010 11:50|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2015 23:36|
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