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Special Issue of Geographica Helvetica: Crime and Carcerality Across Boundaries

I’m delighted to announce a new special issue of the Open Access journal Geographica Helvetica, entitled ‘Crime and Carcerality Across Boundaries’. The issue, edited by Myself, Antje Schlottman and Matthew Hannah brings together an exciting collection of papers by Matt Mitchelson, Deirdre Conlon, Nancy Hiemstra, Jenna Loyd, Alison Mountz, Brett Story, Martijn Felder, Chin-Ee Ong, Claudio Minca, Elizabeth Brown, Dominique Moran and Yvonne Jewkes.

My thanks go to all the contributors and reviewers who helped me along the way!

The full contents list of the Special Issue, with web links looks like this:

Introduction: Criminality and carcerality across boundaries

J. Turner
Geogr. Helv., 69, 321-323, 2014
Abstract   Full Article (PDF, 32 KB)

The production of bedspace: prison privatization and abstract space

M. L. Mitchelson
Geogr. Helv., 69, 325-333, 2014
Abstract   Full Article (PDF, 82 KB)

Examining the everyday micro-economies of migrant detention in the United States

D. Conlon and N. Hiemstra
Geogr. Helv., 69, 335-344, 2014
Abstract   Full Article (PDF, 93 KB)

“Green” prisons: rethinking the “sustainability” of the carceral estate

D. Moran and Y. Jewkes
Geogr. Helv., 69, 345-353, 2014
Abstract   Full Article (PDF, 75 KB)

Alone inside: solitary confinement and the ontology of the individual in modern life

B. Story
Geogr. Helv., 69, 355-364, 2014
Abstract   Full Article (PDF, 87 KB)

Governing refugee space: the quasi-carceral regime of Amsterdam’s Lloyd Hotel, a German-Jewish refugee camp in the prelude to World War II

M. Felder, C. Minca, and C. E. Ong
Geogr. Helv., 69, 365-375, 2014
Abstract   Full Article (PDF, 907 KB)

Expanding carceral geographies: challenging mass incarceration and creating a “community orientation” towards juvenile delinquency

E. Brown
Geogr. Helv., 69, 377-388, 2014
Abstract   Full Article (PDF, 96 KB)

Transnational productions of remoteness: building onshore and offshore carceral regimes across borders

A. Mountz and J. Loyd
Geogr. Helv., 69, 389-398, 2014
Abstract   Full Article (PDF, 293 KB)


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Carceral Geography at the AAG, Chicago IL, 2015

logo_aagCarceral Geographers attending the AAG meeting in Chicago, IL next Spring should have plenty to keep their attention. Jen Turner and Dominique Moran have put together a series of linked sessions which draw together some really exciting work and should provide plenty of scope for discussion and conversation. Join us!

Carceral Geographies I: Theorisations of Confinement

Christophe Mincke: Prison: Legitimacy Through Mobility?
Elizabeth A. Brown: Care, carceral geographies, and the reconfiguration of mass incarceration
Kimberley Peters: ‘Unlock the volume’: bringing height and depth to carceral mobilities
Stephanie Figgins: Between the Sheets of the U.S. Deportation Regime
Discussant: Nick Gill

Carceral Geographies II: Prison Architecture and Design

Fie Vandamme: Fit IN Stand OUT: Rules and Elements for Humane Prison Architecture
Jennifer Turner: Shaping ‘inhabitation’: the complexities of prison design and prison building
Dominique Moran: Prison architects as moral agents: is it possible to design a ‘healthy’ prison?
Gideon Boie: Prison Up Close: subject positions in the penitentiary spatial structure
Discussant: Lauren Martin

Carceral Geographies III: Activity, Agency and Organisation

Katie Hemsworth:”Prisoner’s Talking Blues”: Music, emotion, and spatiality in prisons
Orisanmi Burton: The Politics of Containment: Prison-Based Activism in the Empire State
Lloyd Gray: How do prisoners experience and perceive the education environment within a prison? An interpretative phenomenological analysis approach
Geraldine Brown: A holistic evaluation of delivering a community based food growing mentoring programme in a prison setting with substance misuse offenders.
Discussant: Shaul Cohen

Carceral Geographies IV: Gendered and Embodied Confinement

Victoria Knight: Modus Vivendi: The cell, emotions, social relations and television
Jessica Bird: Segregation in Scottish Prisons: A Socio-Spatial History
William Payne: Governmentality, performativity and sexuality – A scholarly consideration of a drag show in a prison
Rae Rosenberg: Transgender Embodiment in Carceral Space: Hypermasculinity and the US Prison Industrial Complex
Discussant: Karen M. Morin

Carceral Geographies V: (Re)defining Boundaries

Elizabeth Bos: We were there too: Reflexive experiences of evaluating a prison gardening intervention
Dana Cuomo: Incarceration and domestic violence: Perspectives from victims on the outside
Tony Sparks: The Asylum is on These Streets: Managing Mental Illness in the Carceral Community
Avril Maddrell: The charity shop, permeable carcarel spaces, gendered power relations, reparation and rehabilitation
Discussant: Jennifer Turner

Carceral Geographies VI: (Re)defining Boundaries 2

Nathan Kahn: Public Memory, Landscape, and Historic Carcerality at the Groveland Correctional Facility
Oriane Simon: Extraordinary Rendition’s Transfers in Ambiguous Spaces
Vanessa Anne Massaro: Prison’s revolving door and the porous boundaries of carceral spaces
Stephen Sherman: Why Drug-Free School Zones are Bad for Communities: Evaluating sentence enhancement zone outcomes across urban forms
Discussant: Dominique Moran

Carceral Geographies VII: Future Directions in Carceral Geographies

Panelists: Shaul Cohen, Nick Gill, Dominique Moran, Deirdre Conlon, Jennifer Turner

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