Lisa Wright, Dawn Moore, and Vincent Kazmierski



Policing Carceral Boundaries: Access to Information and Research with Prisoners

This article discusses the struggle of researchers and imprisoned populations to gain access to information about spaces of confinement. The authors provide a framework for penetrating the borders of the carceral system that is based on the experiences of many critical researchers who have been denied access to prisoners. In their view, the governance of academics seeking to conduct research with prisoners is part of a broader governance strategy of policing the production of knowledge. The carceral system provides unique spatial barriers to research due to the physical and bureaucratic boundaries that surround prisoners.

barriers to research, prisons

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 42, No. 2 (2015): 113-131


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