Monday, August 1, 2011

Prison Economics 2

Can it be said that whenever two or more people engage with one another then economic activity will arise? The economic life of prisoners is a long-neglected aspect of prison sociology and penology, even though our economic life can give a powerful insight into our social life and structures.

Over the next couple of weeks I shall be posting a series of pieces attempting to give a glimpse into this decidedly murky world.

1 comment:

  1. I will be interested to read these pieces Ben; having already gleaned a bit of knowledge on the prison 'barter' system and pecking order I
    find it fascinating!