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Articles by Van Swearingen

Imprisoning Rights: The Failure of Negotiated Governance in the Prison Inmate Grievance Process

by Van Swearingen*


Prisons are not meant to be particularly hospitable places; punishment as a goal of imprisonment implies a certain level of discomfort. Since the establishment of punishment by incarceration, prison conditions have had notably harsh effects upon the human body and mind.1 Although conditions have varied over ...