NY Times article: ‘Rikers to Ban Isolation for Inmates 21 and Younger’

This NY Times article would be interesting to read, analyze and discuss from an SRV perspective (e.g., in an SRV study group, university class, etc.). Some angles for analysis and discussion might include:

• segregation and congregation of prisoners

• lack of culturally valued analogues for prison

• interpersonal identification (or lack thereof) between guards and prisoners, between the public and prisoners

• developmental model, and what this can teach about prolonged social isolation

• model coherency applied to the prison model

• the role of guard

• the role of prisoner

And so on.

Marc Tumeinski

 

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