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When inmates make the rules (and enforce them): democracy in self-governing prisons

Skarbek, David and Michaluk, Courtney (2017) When inmates make the rules (and enforce them): democracy in self-governing prisons. Democratic Audit UK (03 Mar 2017). Website.

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Abstract

What happens when a state fails to run its prisons? David Skarbek and Courtney Michaluk examine the phenomenon of prison self-governance – when inmates are locked up but left to their own devices. In some jails in Latin America, prisoners establish their own governing bodies to keep order, sometimes even setting up extralegal courts of their own. Even in California, understaffing means that gangs determine much of everyday prison life.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2017 14:17
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2020 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80431

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