Three stories, told by one interviewee, about brief experiences outside prison during a very long sentence.
How an interview left me feeling deeply uncomfortable – and what this told me that the interviewee might not have.
How agreeing to do an interview became a negotiation, and what this says about the ‘rules of the game’ for prison research.
The first of a series of posts reflecting on ethical and other dilemmas that have come up while I’ve been doing prison fieldwork.
This is the second of two posts thinking about how lifers (and others) might compare what it means to have different lengths of sentence. In the last post I published, a lifer I called Richard mused about what it meant to him to have the same tariff as other men in his prison workplace, whose […]
This is the first of two posts thinking about how lifers (and others) might compare what it means to have different lengths of sentence. Selecting participants on tariff length One thing that has been on my mind lately is how to select a sample of people to interview. I’ll be working in two different prisons, […]
On why hospitality in prison can mean rather more than it does elsewhere, and why a piece of cake isn’t just a piece of cake.