9780520240766

Total Confinement

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520240766

  • ISBN10:

    0520240766

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-02-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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Summary

In this rare firsthand account, Lorna Rhodes takes us into a hidden world that lies at the heart of the maximum security prison. Focusing on the "supermaximums"--and the mental health units that complement them--Rhodes conveys the internal contradictions of a system mandated to both punish and treat. Her often harrowing, sometimes poignant, exploration of maximum security confinement includes vivid testimony from prisoners and prison workers, describes routines and practices inside prison walls, and takes a hard look at the prison industry. More than an exposeacute;,Total Confinementis a theoretically sophisticated meditation on what incarceration tells us about who we are as a society. Rhodes tackles difficult questions about the extreme conditions of confinement, the treatment of the mentally ill in prisons, and an ever-advancing technology of isolation and surveillance. Using her superb interview skills and powers of observation, she documents how prisoners, workers, and administrators all struggle to retain dignity and a sense of self within maximum security institutions. In settings that place in question the very humanity of those who live and work in them, Rhodes discovers complex interactions--from the violent to the tender--among prisoners and staff.Total Confinementoffers an indispensable close-up of the implications of our dependence on prisons to solve long-standing problems of crime and injustice in the United States.

Author Biography

Lorna A. Rhodes, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix
Preface xi
Introduction 1(20)
PART I CONDITIONS OF CONTROL
Controlling Troubles
21(40)
The Choice to Be Bad
61(38)
PART II NEGOTIATING TREATMENT, MANAGING CUSTODY
The Asylum of Last Resort
99(32)
Custody and Treatment at the Divide
131(32)
PART III QUESTIONS OF EXCLUSION
The Games Run Deep
163(28)
Struggling It Out
191(34)
Glossary of Prison Terms 225(2)
Appendix: Note on Research 227(4)
Notes 231(52)
Bibliography 283(16)
Acknowledgments 299(2)
List of Illustrations 301(2)
Index 303

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