Life, Culture and Adaptation in Prison

Behan, Cormac and Stark, Abigail orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-5693-0771 (2023) Life, Culture and Adaptation in Prison. In: Prisons and Imprisonment. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 75-92. ISBN 978-3-031-09301-2

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This chapter will explore: the prison social world, and prisoner adaptations to this world; key classic texts and their contributions to prison sociology; the role and origins of prison culture, focusing particularly on the deprivation vs importation debate; and the significance of time and place to prison culture and social dynamics.

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