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Prisons of the World

By Andrew Coyle

Published

Nov 4, 2021

Page count

256 pages

ISBN

978-1447362470

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Policy Press

Published

Nov 4, 2021

Page count

256 pages

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978-1447362463

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Policy Press

Published

Nov 4, 2021

Page count

256 pages

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978-1447362487

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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    Prisons of the World

    How do governments and societies use prison to respond to underlying and fundamental social, economic and political issues?

    Using data on world imprisonment and numerous international examples from his personal experience, Coyle, a prison practitioner, academic and international expert, discusses the failings of prison around the world.

    Acknowledging the influence of external agencies, such as the Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the Inter American Court of Human Rights and court interventions in the use of solitary confinement, he offers some positive pointers for the future and how there might be a better distribution of resources between criminal justice and social justice by an application of the principles of Justice Reinvestment.

    Andrew Coyle is Emeritus Professor of Prison Studies at the University of London. Following a distinguished career as a prison governor he became founding Director of the International Centre for Prison Studies in King’s College London and has spent many years advising national governments and international agencies on prison related issues in over 70 countries.

    Introduction

    The World of Prisons

    Prisons of the World

    International Centre for Prison Studies

    Women: The Forgotten Minority

    The Legacy of the Gulag

    European Committee for the Prevention of Torture

    Regional Contrasts: Cambodia and Japan

    Latin America: The Iron Fist or the New Model?

    Barbados and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

    Sub Saharan Africa: An Expensive Colonial Legacy

    The Jericho Monitoring Mission

    Towards ‘A Better Way’