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Regulating Prison Conditions: Some International Comparisons

Richard W. Harding

in The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199730148
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199730148.013.0018

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Regulating Prison Conditions: Some International Comparisons

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This article takes a look at the tools used to regulate prison conditions and compares these to the ones used in other countries. It emphasizes that the regulatory framework of the United States is almost completely separated from international standards, and that it depends on the weak regulatory tools of judicial intervention. It then presents a report on the rigorous prison inspectorate systems utilized in Western Australia and the United Kingdom and the inspection regimes promoted by several international committees.

Keywords: prison conditions; regulatory framework; regulatory tools; judicial intervention; prison inspectorate systems; inspection regimes

Article.  13570 words. 

Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Property Crime ; International and Comparative Criminology

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