Faculty Author Type

Current Faculty [Debra Parkes]

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date



prison; prisoners' rights; voting rights; punitiveness


This book chapter examines a successful prisoner voting rights case in Canada and suggests that the opposition in the U.S. to postincarceration legal, social, and economic consequences of criminal conviction would benefit from attention to the way the continued construction of prisoners as temporary outcasts resonates positively in society, assisting to legitimate the myriad penalties and consequences imposed on prisoners' release.



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