A Closer Look at Prisons and Prison Inmates


Gabriel Mowll (Editor)

Series: Safety and Risk in Society
BISAC: SOC004000

A Closer Look at Prisons and Prison Inmates first explores how inmates perceive prisons in general, as well as particular aspects of the facilities where they serve time. In that sense, and after reviewing the literature regarding prison conditions and inmates’ perceptions about prisons, a Prison Perception Scale is developed and assessed.

Additionally, the authors examine how popular depictions of women in prison both interrupt and reinforce damaging stereotypes of incarcerated women. A content analysis of the popular Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” is provided in order to examine the hypothesis that incarcerated women are rarely presented as survivors in media.

The closing chapter discusses some cause of recidivism if inmates such as lack of socialization, lack of job training, inability to adjust to social pressure, inability to reintegrate into the society after incarceration, lack of social support, mal-adjustment, lack of education, substance abuse, stigmatization and abuse.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. How Inmates and Prison Officers Perceive Prison: An Exploratory Study
(Rui Abrunhosa Gonçalves, Daniela Valente, Joana Andrade and Andreia Castro-Rodrigues, School of Psychology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 2. Portrayals of Women in Prison: Trauma and Agency in Orange Is the New Black
(Patricia Esparza, PhD and Caroline Heldman, PhD, Los Angeles, CA, US, and others)

Chapter 3. Books towards Post-Incarceration Experiences of Inmates
(Helen U. Emasealu, PhD, Donald E. U. Ekong Library University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria)

Chapter 4. Bibliography

Chapter 5. Related Nova Publications


Publish with Nova Science Publishers

We publish over 800 titles annually by leading researchers from around the world. Submit a Book Proposal Now!