This volume on penitentiary systems in the Americas offers a long-overdue look at the prisons that exist at the forefront of the ongoing struggle against drugs and violence throughout North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean. From Haiti to Bolivia, the authors examine the conditions in these systems, and allow several common themes to emerge, including the alarming prevalence of lengthy pre-trial detention and the often abysmal living conditions in these institutions. Taken together, this comprises the first comparative overview of the use and abuse of prisons in the Americas.
|Series:||Security in the Americas in the Twenty-First Century Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Jonathan D. Rosen is research professor at the Institute of International Studies at the Universidad del Mar, Mexico.
Marten Brienen teaches political science at Oklahoma State University.
Table of Contents
Ch 1: General Trends in Prisons in the Americas, Astrid Arrarás and Emily D. Bello-Pardo
Ch 2. Broken Systems: Prisons and Prison Gangs in California and the United States, Susan Phillips and Jonathan D. Rosen
Ch 3: The Penitentiary System in Mexico: An Institution Permeated by Corruption and Controlled by Organized Crime, Roberto Zepeda Martínez
Ch 4: Drugs, Crime, and Prisons in Guatemala, Tamara Rice Lave
Ch 5: Haiti: Prisons, Organized Crime, and Drug Trafficking, Christa L. Remington & Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor
Ch 6: Retribution vs. Reintegration: The Trinidad and Tobago Reality, Dianne Williams and Randy Seepersad
The Andean Region
Ch 7: An Organized Chaos: Venezuela’s Prison Crisis, Brian Fonseca and Pamela Pamelá
Ch 8: Drugs and Prisons: the Slippery Road to the Criminalization of Drugs in Ecuador, Adrián Bonilla and Nashira Chavez
Ch 9: A Special Kind of Hell: The Bolivian Penal, System Marten W. Brienen
Ch 10: Drugs and the Prison Crisis in Peru, Lucía Dammert and Manuel Dammert Guardia
The Southern Cone
Ch 11: Beyond Overcrowding: the Decline of the Brazilian Penitentiary System, Marcelo Rocha e Silva Zorovich
Ch 12: The Drug-Crime-Prison Nexus: What the U. S. Experience Suggests to Argentina, Khatchik DerGhougassian and Sebastián Cutrona
An International Solution
Ch 13: Prison Reform: An International Solution, W. Andy Knight