Joe Sim



“We Are Not Animals, We Are Human Beings”: Prisons, Protest, and Politics in England and Wales, 1969-1990

This article discusses the policy implications of the disastrous road of warehousing a growing underclass. In both the UK and United States, understaffing, gross overcrowding, and a general deterioration in the quality of prison life have made prisoners more hostile and guards more fearful and reactionary. The article includes an analysis of the April 1990 Strangeways prison riot, the most destructive uprising in a century.

prison conditions, United Kingdom

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 18, No. 3 (1991): 107-129


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