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Deprivation of Freedom, Deprivation of Dignity? Understanding Incarceration Violence
  • Catarina Frois
Catarina Frois
ISCTE - Lisbon University Instituto

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This article examines male inmates’ experiences and narratives on violence in prison confinement, namely in its discriminatory, physical, and psychological dimensions and impacts. Departing from the idea deprivation of freedom-deprivation of dignity, the article explore how inmates are simultaneously agents and subjects of violence, the way they evaluate and understand their crimes and their victims, and lastly, how prison fails to secure and maintain fundamental rights.
Keywords: prison confinement, dignity, discrimination, violence, abuse