The Universal and the Particular in Latin American Penal State Formation

Cover: Criminalisation and Advanced Marginality. Critically Exploring the Work of Loïc Wacquant

Cover: Criminalisation and Advanced Marginality. Critically Exploring the Work of Loïc Wacquant

Markus-Michael Müller – 2012

This is taken from the autobiographic account of Thomas McFadden, a British national who spent nearly five years in the San Pedro Prison in La Paz, Bolivia, for drug smuggling. With the help of another inmate, McFadden was able to set up a contract to purchase a prison cell from a Bolivian prisoner and to take over the cell for US$1,200, an amount that also included the former owner’s television, refrigerator and some of the furniture he had brought into the prison (Young and McFadden, 2004, pp 107–8).

Title
The Universal and the Particular in Latin American Penal State Formation
Publisher
Policy Press
Location
Bristol
Keywords
Latin America, state, statehood, security, Research Project C3
Date
2012
Identifier
ISBN 978-1447300007
Source(s)
Appeared in
Squires, Peter/Lea, John (eds.): Criminalisation and Advanced Marginality. Critically Exploring the Work of Loïc Wacquant, 195-216.
Language
eng
Type
Text