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Prison and Society

  • Peter Scharff Smith
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology book series (PSIPP)

Abstract

If we want to look at the relationship between prisons and the surrounding society today, and thereby the possible interrelations between prisoners and their families, it makes sense to take a step backwards in time to when the modern prison system broke through in the Western world and created the foundation for our current system of imprisonment. How did it all start; how were prisons used and constructed; and what did that mean for prisoners, their families and children?

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Prison System Parental Imprisonment Mass Imprisonment Solitary Confinement Penal Policy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Scharff Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Danish Institute for Human RightsDenmark

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