Book Reviews

The Carceral Geography Working Group of the RGS-IBG has a Book Review Series which reviews new volumes in, and of relevance to, this field.

Latest Reviews

Carceral CapitalismJackie Wang’s Carceral Capitalism is reviewed by Emma K. Russell, Lecturer in Crime, Justice and Legal Studies, La Trobe University, Australia. Read the review here.


Image resultKaren M Morin’s (2018) Carceral Space, Prisoners and Animals is reviewed by James Gacek, PhD Candidate at Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh, UK. Read the review here.


Hannah Wright’s Outside Time: A personal history of prison farming and gardening is reviewed by Will McKeithen, Doctoral Student and Instructor, Department of Geography, University of Washington, United States. Read the review here.

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Rich Furman,  Douglas Epps, and Greg Lamphear’s edited volume Detaining the Immigrant Other: Global and Transnational Issues is reviewed by Sarah M. Hughes, Research Postgraduate at the Department of Geography, Durham University. Read the review here.

Citizen convictsCormac Behan’s Citizen Convicts: Prisoners, Politics and the Vote is reviewed by ACE Collective (a steering committee for the University of Oregon Prison Education Committee’s educational efforts within the prison, and its participants in the national Inside-Out Prison Education Exchange Program, which brings together incarcerated and campus-based students for college classes within penal settings). Read their review here

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Sarah Badcock’s A Prison Without Walls? Eastern Siberian Exile in the Last Years of Tsarism is reviewed by Carrie Crockett, Postgraduate Researcher at the School of History, University of Leicester, UK. Read the review here.

Image resultDominique Moran and Anna Schliehe’s (2017) Carceral Spatiality: Dialogues between Geography and Criminology is reviewed by Cheryl McGeachan, Lecturer in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Read the review here.



Forthcoming Reviews

Cover for  If I Give My Soul Andrew Johnson’s (2017) If I Give My Soul: Faith Behind Bars in Rio de Janeiro is under review by Victoria Iraola






Judith Pallot and Elena Katz’ (2017) Waiting at the Prison Gate: Women, Identity and the Russian Penal System is under review by Mark Vincent






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