Prison and the Home

Monograph 5

The Prison and the Home

Aungles, A.

The Prison and the Home (1994)

(RRP $32.95 including GST) ISBN 0867589035

Ann Aungles clearly demonstrates in this book the nexus between prison and home life. This analysis spans across a range of modern societies to show how forms of social control have been established between these two spheres. The relationship between the home and the prison is examined and many areas of intersection are exposed. Prison populations have increased significantly over the last few years, leading to other measures of detention becoming necessary, such as day leave, work release, home detention, and so on. This situation creates many contradictions as the home may then become the prison, and puts the burden of penal surveillance and care intake home sphere. A frequent consequence of this is that the prisoners' families and those who care for them bear the brunt of this contradiction. [302pp]

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