No Prisoner Left Behind? Enhancing Public Transparency of Penal Institutions
43 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2013 Last revised: 18 Aug 2016
Date Written: July 14, 2014
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
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