Confinement, Punishment and Prisons in Africa


Winding up with the rhetoric of exceptionalismDecentring the African prisonBuilding the fieldwork: From inside to outside the prison wallsEthics in prison studiesThe carceral imprintEconomies of valueTension within the dispensation of justiceTransforming the prisonCartographyReferencesI The carceral imprintWords, walls, and hierarchies On some colonial legacies in the Burundian prisonThe colonial contours of punitive imprisonment in BurundiColonial persistence in contemporary Burundian prisonsPunished apart, punishment of punished: Lasting prison asymmetriesConclusionReferencesImproving daily lifer Senegalese prisoners’ use of letters as an attempt to reform colonial prison (1930s)Translated and edited by Cadenza Academic TranslationsUsing written complaints to reform prisons?The circulation of complaints, a sign of the porosity of confinementThe effect of the letters: Internal monitoring and reinforced surveillanceReferencesConfinement and development in Ethiopia The uses of prison in public policiesMass expulsion as internal exclusion Police raids and the imprisonment of West African immigrants in Ghana, 1969-1974II Economies of value‘As if they can squeeze you to death’: Recollections of post-arrest journeys towards and into prison in South AfricaThe carceral impasse seen from the perspective of street youth in Burkina FasoThe value of prison in South Africa Performing the prison experience beyond the prisonIII Tension within the dispensation of justice‘I don’t steal, I don’t lie, I cut!’ The paradoxes of the imprisonment of women for female genital mutilation in Burkina FasoSeeking justice in an insecure worldA justice that dare not speak its name? Amicable settlements in the commune of Abobo (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)IV Transforming the prisonThe languages of prison reform How to speak about punishment in a period of political transition (Tunisia, 2011-2019)Claiming rights in Yaoundé Central PrisonThe uses of pre-trial detention A case study at the Maison Centrale in ConakryPrison and the politics of the ‘redemption script’ A view from Johannesburg, South Africa‘Mother, you can’t leave us here’ Thinking about incarcerated homosexuality