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    From prison to detention: the carceral trajectories of foreign-national prisoners in the United Kingdom

    Turnbull, Sarah and Hasselberg, I. (2017) From prison to detention: the carceral trajectories of foreign-national prisoners in the United Kingdom. Punishment & Society 19 (2), pp. 135-154. ISSN 1462-4745.

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    Abstract

    The United Kingdom has taken an increasingly punitive stance towards ‘foreign criminals’ using law and policy to pave the way for their expulsion from the country. Imprisonment, then, becomes the first stage in a complex process intertwining identity, belonging and punishment. We draw here on research data from two projects to understand the carceral trajectories of foreign-national offenders in the UK. We consider the lived experiences of male foreign-nationals in two sites: prison and immigration detention. The narratives presented show how imprisonment and detention coalesce within the deportation regime as a ‘double punishment’, one that is highly racialised and gendered. We argue that the UK’s increasingly punitive response to foreign-national offenders challenges the traditional purposes of punishment by sidestepping prisoners’ rehabilitative efforts and denying ‘second chances’ while enacting permanent exclusion through bans on re-entry.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): citizenship, foreign-national prisoners, immigration detention, prison, punishment, rehabilitation, reintegration, United Kingdom
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Dr Sarah Turnbull
    Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2018 14:17
    Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 14:17
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/20746

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