Prison is the place where the State assumes its utmost authority over the individual, communities and the society. Power, resistance, violence, legality and illegality are deeply enmeshed in what is an ambivalent and ambiguous relationship that develop simultaneously within and beyond State apparatus, inside and outside walls. Through the lens of diverse theoretical and empirical approaches, this session discusses the complex and particular relationship between prison and State, by critically establishing its interconnections and (re)configurations.
Grande Auditório | ISCTE-IUL
Dario Melossi, Università di Bologna
Poor People’s Bastilles: States and Prisons Compared Across the (Atlantic) Ocean
Yvonne Jewkes, University of Kent
Developments in Prison Design in Europe: are normalcy, rehabilitation and legitimacy achievable goals?
Manuela Ivone Cunha, CRIA, Uminho
Prison, State, and the sociology of care
Chair: Catarina Frois (CRIA, ISCTE-IUL)