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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Armstrong on Enhancing Public Transparency of Penal Institutions

Armstrong andreaAndrea C. Armstrong (Loyola University New Orleans College of Law) has posted No Prisoner Left Behind? Enhancing Public Transparency of Penal Institutions on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

Prisoners suffer life-long debilitating effects of their incarceration, making them a subordinated class of people for life. This article examines how prison conditions facilitate subordination and concludes that enhancing transparency is the first step towards equality. Anti-subordination efforts led to enhanced transparency in schools, a similar but not identical institution. This article argues that federal school transparency measures provide a rudimentary and balanced framework for enhancing prison transparency.

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