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Conviviality and Survival

Co-Producing Brazilian Prison Order

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Conviviality and Survival by Sacha Darke
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Brazilian authorities continuously fail to comply with international norms on minimal conditions of incarceration. Brazil's prison population has risen ten-fold since the country's return to democracy in the 1980s. Its prisons typically operate at double official capacity and with 100 prisoners for each guard on duty. At the same time, however, the average Brazilian prison is not as disorderly or its staff-inmate relations so conflictual as our established theories on prison life might predict. This monograph explores the means by which Brazilian prisons function in the absence of guards. More specifically, the means by which prison security and inmate discipline is negotiated between prison managers, gangs and the wider inmate body. While fragile and varied, this historical tradition of co-produced governance has for decades kept most prisons in better order and enabled most prisoners to better survive.

Author Biography

Sacha Darke is Lecturer in Criminology at University of Westminster, UK, and Visiting Lecturer at University of Sao Paulo. Sacha has authored and edited a number of articles, books and special journal editions on Brazilian and Latin American prison ethnographies. He is a founding member of British Convict Criminology.
Release date NZ
August 29th, 2018
Author
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Edition
1st ed. 2018
Illustrations
7 Illustrations, color; X, 361 p. 7 illus. in color.
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
Pages
361
ISBN-13
9783319922096
Product ID
27875048

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