The crisis of detention and the politics of denial in Latin America

Cover: International Review of the Red Cross

Cover: International Review of the Red Cross

Markus-Michael Müller, Paul Hathazy – 2017

This article assesses the causes of the crisis of detention in Latin America. It is argued that this crisis, which manifests itself in overpopulation of the region's prison systems, deficient infrastructure, prison informality and violence propelled ultimately by political processes, is mostly related to, on the one hand, disastrous human rights conditions inside Latin American prisons, and on other, the political denial of these conditions. This denial produces a state of institutional abandonment that is preserved by the interests of politicians and bureaucrats, who are engaged in denying prison violence and human rights abuses while simultaneously calling for more punishment and imprisonment.

Titel
The crisis of detention and the politics of denial in Latin America
Verfasser
Verlag
Cambridge University Press
Ort
Cambridge
Schlagwörter
Teilprojekt C3
Datum
2017
Kennung
ISBN 1816-3831 (Print), 1607-5889 (Online)
Sprache
eng