Institutional Culture and Power in HMP Wellingborough

Ben Crewe

in The Prisoner Society

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780199577965
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702266 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology

Institutional Culture and Power in HMP Wellingborough

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This chapter discusses the culture and general ethos of HMP Wellingborough, exploring how the ideologies and technologies of modern imprisonment were translated in practice. It analyses how power and culture took shape in prison by focusing on staff attitudes and practices and the prison's moral and emotional climate. It describes the relationships between staff and prisoners and explains some of the pressures and constraints on the prison's workforce.

Keywords: HMP Wellingborough; imprisonment; power; culture; staff; prisoners; workforce

Chapter.  12288 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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