Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 October 2014

352 Pages


ISBN: 9780199684489

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Chapter 1

Prisoners, Solitude, and Time

Ian O'Donnell

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • Presents a unique and meticulously researched study into the roles of silence and separation in penal policy
  • Utilises data gathered from a variety of sources, including numerous prisoner autobiographies and visits to prisons such as Pentonville in London, Mountjoy in Dublin, and Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia
  • Assesses the impact of long-term isolation and explores how prisoners cope with the harshness of solitary confinement

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