The Global Prison Research Network is for scholars worldwide researching prisons and other institutions of confinement. The network is multi-disciplinary and open for researchers doing confinement studies on different levels – from the everyday life of specific institutions, to the wider political impact of penal policy changes.
 

News & Publications

  • New book: The Puzzle of Prison Order - Why life behind bars varies around the world GPRN member David Skarbek's new book is coming out in August 2020 with Oxford University Press! "Many people think prisons are all the same - rows of cells filled with ...
    Posted 7 Jul 2020, 09:11 by Julie W
  • Special issue out! We're very excited to let you know that our special issue "Confinement Beyond Site: Connecting Urban and Prison Ethnographies"* is out with the Cambridge Journal of Anthropology! Situated squarely ...
    Posted 1 Apr 2020, 02:43 by Julie W
  • New Incarceration Journal! It is our pleasure to share with you the wonderful news of the establishment of an incarceration-oriented journal with Sage publishers. Pertinently titled “Incarceration: An international journal of imprisonment ...
    Posted 13 Aug 2019, 04:14 by Julie W
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New Members & Updates

NameResearch RegionResearch Interests
Arunita Das Canada Canadian women's prisons, feminist criminology, racial violence & racialization, indigenous theories & methodologies, criminalization. 
David Skarbek United States and question of prison order around the world Social order, institutions, norms, gangs, governance, prison order. 
Patricia Canning North of Ireland & Netherlands Forensic Linguistics, prisoners’ wellbeing, prison reading groups, criminal justice reforms, penal reforms, inspectorate reports, the language of prison policy. 
Marlene Persch Ghana Anthropology of state, bureaucracy & public services, state actors/prison officers and the negotiation of state images and practices, ethnography 
Wendy Fitzgibbon  India, Germany, Pakistan, UK  
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