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 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
  • Call for abstracts: critical perpectives on penality in South East Asia Please consider whether this is of interest and please circulate where relevant. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON PENALITY IN SE ASIA The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EUROSEAS ...
    Posted 8 Feb 2019, 02:43 by Andrew Jefferson
  • New Perspectives on Prison Masculinities Forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan is the edited collection "New Perspectives on Prison Masculinities" (2018), edited by GPRN-member Matthew Maycock and Kate Hunt. The collection utilises recent advances in theories ...
    Posted 17 Nov 2017, 07:39 by Julie W
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New Members & Updates

NameResearch RegionResearch Interests
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  
Anna Katharina Schliehe Scotland, UK Carceral geography, nature and experience of closed spaces. 
Vitor S. Dieter Brazil Prison gangs, PCC, prison ethnography, maximum security prisons, global and cultural criminology 
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