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Security, Control and Humane Containment in the Prison System in England and Wales

  • Roy D. King
  • Kathleen McDermott

Abstract

The media coverage given to the prison protest and riot at Strangeways in April 1990 — the most serious disturbance yet seen in the prison system of England and Wales and which coincided with the writing of this chapter — threw the questions of security, control and humane containment into stark relief. But the relationship between these matters is a complex one that has frequently been misunderstood; it almost certainly changes over time as one or another element is singled out for special attention. The research reported here was intended to provide a clear description of the present relationship between these variables in England and Wales and to set down some benchmarks against which future developments in the system might be measured.

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Prison System Fresh Start Prison Officer Security Category Prison Service 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992

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  • Roy D. King
  • Kathleen McDermott

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