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No Prisoner Left Behind? Enhancing Public Transparency of Penal Institutions

43 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2013 Last revised: 18 Aug 2016

Andrea C. Armstrong

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Date Written: July 14, 2014

Abstract

Prisoners suffer life-long debilitating effects of their incarceration, making them a subordinated class of people for life. This article examines how prison conditions facilitate subordination and concludes that enhancing transparency is the first step towards equality. Anti-subordination efforts led to enhanced transparency in schools, a similar but not identical institution. This article argues that federal school transparency measures provide a rudimentary and balanced framework for enhancing prison transparency.

Keywords: prisons, anti-subordination, transparency, penal law, prisoners

Suggested Citation

Armstrong, Andrea C., No Prisoner Left Behind? Enhancing Public Transparency of Penal Institutions (July 14, 2014). 25 Stan. L. & Pol'y Rev. 435 (2014); Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Research Paper No. 2014-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2324387 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2324387

Andrea C. Armstrong (Contact Author)

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ( email )

7214 St. Charles Ave., Box 901
Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

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