Surviving Incarceration: Inside Canadian Prisons

Surviving Incarceration: Inside Canadian Prisons

written by Rose Ricciardelli (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014), 258 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Is prison a humane form of punishment and an effective means of rehabilitation? Are current prison policies, such as shifting resources away from rehabilitation toward housing more offenders, improving the safety and lives of incarcerated populations?Considering that many Canadians have served time, are currently incarcerated, or may one day be incarcerated–and will be released back into society–it is essential for the functioning and betterment of communities that we understand the realities that shape the prison experience for adult male offenders. Surviving Incarceration reveals the unnecessary and omnipresent violence in prisons, the heterogeneity of the prisoner population, and the realities that different prisoners navigate in order to survive.Ricciardelli draws on interviews with almost sixty former federal prisoners to show how their criminal convictions, masculinity, and sexuality determined their social status in prison and, in consequence, their potential for victimization. The book outlines the modern "inmate code" that governs prisoner behaviours, the formal controls put forth by the administration, the dynamics that shape sex-offender experiences of incarceration, and the personal growth experiences of many prisoners as they cope with incarceration.
Field of Interest
Global Issues
Rose Ricciardelli
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2014 Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Content Type
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Warning: Contains explicit content
Page Count
Publication Year
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Place Published / Released
Waterloo, ON
Global Issues, Criminal Justice & Public Safety, Social Sciences, Corrections, General Context and History of Prison, Prison sentences, Prisoners, Prisons, Sociology, Correções, Asuntos Penitenciarios, Canada, 21st Century in World History (2001– )
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Correções, Asuntos Penitenciarios

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