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Exploring 'Betwixt and Between' in a Prison Visitors' Centre and Beyond

Foster, Rebecca



Dominique Moran

Anna K. Schliehe


In order to maintain relationships with their loved ones, family members will often spend a great deal of time (as well as expense and emotional labour) visiting their loved one in prison. When visiting inside the prison, visitors occupy the liminal space of the visit room. Though technical outsiders and legally free, they must accede to the institution’s demands; they are in a position of being neither free nor prisoner, but are somewhere in between.

Online Publication Date May 8, 2017
Publication Date 2017-05
Deposit Date Sep 28, 2022
Publicly Available Date Sep 28, 2022
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Pages 169-198
Series Title Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Series ISSN 2753-0604
Book Title Carceral Spatiality: Dialogues between Geography and Criminology
Chapter Number 7
ISBN 978-1-137-56056-8
Keywords criminology, penology, social science, spatiality, criminal justice, human geography, criminal justice system
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