A Sin Against the Future: Imprisonment in the World

 
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Imprisonment is the almost unquestioned response to crime the world over, even though as a systematic form of punishment its history goes back over 150 years or so. Although there may be superficial differences between different countries' systems, the experience of imprisonment is universal: prisoners engender violence within themselves, prisoners revolt violently against the prison system, young prisoners who are abused are "educated" into the values of the prison world, women's problems outside prison are exacerbated by the prison environment. Unfortunately, this suffering does nothing to reduce crime. The book examines the prison experience throughout the world, considers international efforts to regulate the system, and asks whether a better answer should be found.

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Vivien Stern, former Director of the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO), is Senior Research Fellow in the Inter- national Centre for Prison Studies at King's College and Secretary-General of Penal Reform International. She lives in London. Carl Niehaus is Ambassador of South Africa to the Netherlands. He was imprisoned for seven and a half years for his opposition to apartheid.

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