Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2005

Subjects

prison; prisoners' rights; voting rights; punitiveness

Abstract

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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