Prisoners regulating prisons: voice, action, participation and riot
AffiliationUniversity of Chester; University of Nottingham
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AbstractPrisoners are a critical source of prison regulation around the world, but regulation by (rather than of) prisoners remains little analysed. In this article, we utilise the 1990 riots at HMP Strangeways (England), as a case study of prisoners (re)shaping imprisonment. We examine prisoners’ roles in these riots and subsequent cross-sectoral regulatory activities. We innovatively use the four-phase process of translation from actor-network theory to guide document analysis of i) Lord Woolf’s (1991) official inquiry into the riots and ii) the voluntary organisation Prison Reform Trust’s (2015) follow up report. We explore how participatory approaches could inform prison regulation through (former) prisoners partnering with external regulators throughout the processes of identifying problems and solutions to establish broader alliances seeking social change.
CitationBuck, G. & Tomczak, P. (2022 - forthcoming). Prisoners regulating prisons: Voice, action, participation and riot. Criminology and Criminal Justice, vol(issue), pp. https://doi.org/10.1177/17488958221101997
JournalCriminology and Criminal Justice
DescriptionBuck, G. & Tomczak, P., Prisoners regulating prisons: Voice, action, participation and riot. Criminology and Criminal Justice, (Journal Volume Number and Issue Number) pp. xx-xx. Copyright ©  (Copyright Holder). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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