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How modernization meant America’s prisons became an instrument of punishment

Niedbala, Steven (2022) How modernization meant America’s prisons became an instrument of punishment. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (21 Jul 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The nature of prisons as places where confinement is a form of punishment has made efforts to reform them difficult. Steven Niedbala writes on the history of American prison architecture since the early 19th century. He argues that the ways prisons have been reformed – architecturally and relationally – have simply displaced the punitive nature of the prison system rather than offered genuine change.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2022 09:33
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2022 09:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/115889

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