Welsh Prisoners in English Jails

Madoc-Jones, Iolo (2007) Welsh Prisoners in English Jails.


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This paper presents the results of research into the experiences of prisoners from Wales incarcerated in England. The context for the research is first set and the relevance of language and identity in Wales are explored. The results of a research project conducted in 2005 with 181 prisoners from North Wales held in an English Jail is then presented. Their responses to a postal questionnaire exploring their perceptions about their treatment and their experiences are detailed. The paper highlights that a subset of Welsh prisoners- and primarily those who are Welsh speaking, problematise their incarceration in England. The reasons given for this are explored. The paper concludes with some observations about the implications of the research for penal practice with Welsh prisoners in England and Wales.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2007 The author, all rights reserved. This is the author's final version of the work after peer review. The article was originally published in The Prison Service Journal in 2007 by HM Prison Service. The journals website can be accessed at http://www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/psj.html
Keywords: attitudes, communication, cultural identity, discrimination, prisoners, user views
Divisions: ?? GlyndwrUniversity ??
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2012 00:12
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:07
URI: https://glyndwr.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/3830

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