Prison Breaks pp 337-344 | Cite as


  • Lorna A. Rhodes
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology book series (PSIPP)


Tomas Max Martin and Gilles Chantraine have brought together in Prison Breaks twelve original chapters that go a long way toward remedying the surprising lack of attention to escape in the literature on prisons. Each chapter offers an illuminating analysis of escape as both a physical event and a recurring possibility, a ‘breaking’ and a ‘making’ of the prison.Drawing on meticulous research, the editors and authors have taken up one of the most time-worn images of prison to reveal that escape is as complex and ambiguous as any other aspect of human experience. This brief afterword explores some of the implications suggested by this approach to escape.

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  • Lorna A. Rhodes
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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