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Tomas Max Martin

Ugandan prison staff both criticize and welcome human rights as a reform agenda that brings about insecurity as well as tangible improvements. In practice, human rights discourse is malleable enough for prison officers to cobble together a take on human rights that enables them to embrace the concept. The analysis of the emic notion of “reasonable caning” illustrates this malleability as staff concurrently take stands against inhumane violence and continue to legitimize caning while aligning with human rights. Human rights are locally negotiated, and it is argued that human rights reform cannot simply be analyzed as a submissive or opposing reaction to the top-down export of powerful global discourses. The embrace of human rights that unfolds in Ugandan prisons is rather a productive and multifaceted effort by prison officers to get purchase on legal technologies and reconceptualizations of prison management practices that affect their lives.

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Simon Rolston

This article explores how the rehabilitative discourse of the American prison system shapes the writings of American prisoners. The article begins by tracing how the conversion narrative underpins prison reformers' theories of prison rehabilitation. Then, the article considers how American prisoners like Caryl Chessman, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Malcolm X, George Jackson, and Jack Henry Abbott use the conversion narrative and theories of rehabilitation in their life writings. The article argues that prisoners' life writings do not, as is often presumed, 'write back to power' so much as invoke competing discourses that contest but also reinforce the ideology of the American prison system.

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Tristan Josephson, Marcin B. Stanek, Tallie Ben Daniel, Jeremy Ash, Liz Millward, Caroline Luce, Regine Buschauer, Amanda K. Phillips, and Javier Caletrío

relationship between mobility and discourse through a variety of instructive case studies. The volume covers migration (Camelia Beciu and Mirela Lazar, Birgitta Frello), prison reform (Christophe Mincke), slow and frequent travel (Frank Neubert and Marcel

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Chaos in Siberia

New Scholarship on Exile in the Late Russian Empire

Jeffrey S. Hardy

, 1993); Bruce F. Adams, The Politics of Punishment: Prison Reform in Russia, 1863–1917 (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1996); Stephen P. Frank, Crime, Cultural Conflict, and Justice in Rural Russia, 1856–1914 (Berkeley: University of

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Periphery and Intimacy in Anti-Imperial Culture and Politics

From French Others to Othering Frenchness

Burleigh Hendrickson

also a unique commentary on Frenchness from both inside and outside France. A leader in prodemocracy and human rights activism in both France and Tunisia since the late 1960s, Lellouche Othmani has since expanded her reach to advocate prison reform and

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Reclaiming the streets

Black urban insurgency and antisocial security in twenty-first-century Philadelphia

Jeff Maskovsky

offers an important corrective to more celebratory accounts of the wave of prison reform that has recently taken place across the United States, from the repeal of the Rockefeller Drug Laws in New York State (which inaugurated the contemporary period of

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Julienne Weegels

Criminology 18 ( 2 ): 176 – 197 . doi: 10.1177/1362480613508426 . 10.1177/1362480613508426 Carter , J. H. 2017 . ‘ Mass Incarceration, Co-Governance, and Prison Reform in Honduras ’. NACLA Report on the Americas 49 ( 3 ): 354 – 359 . doi: 10

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Sheila K. Hoffman, Sarita Sundar, Masaaki Morishita, Fabien Van Geert, and Sharon Ann Holt

, Eastern State attracts nearly 250,000 visitors each year to programs and exhibits that emphasize the humanity of inmates, the unique visions of early prison reformers, the mixed results of the reformatory experiment, and the changing nature of Eastern

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Fusion and Reform

The Potential for Identity Fusion to Reduce Recidivism and Improve Reintegration

Harvey Whitehouse and Robin Fitzgerald

Corrections: Reducing the Criminal Activities of Offenders and Delinquents . New York : Cambridge University Press . 10.1017/CBO9780511499470 Martinson , R. ( 1974 ), ‘ What Works? Questions and Answers about Prison Reform ’, The Public Interest 35

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Outrageous Flirtation, Repressed Flirtation, and the Gallic Singularity

Alexis de Tocqueville's Comparative Views on Women and Marriage in France and the United States

Jean Elisabeth Pedersen

report on prison reform, their actual purpose was to establish some distance between themselves and the new July Monarchy until they could decide how best to further their fledgling legal careers in the challenging political climate of postrevolutionary