“…They Didn’t Ask Us to Come Here, Did They?”: The Pain of the Threat of Expulsion in a Contemporary Prison

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Abstract

This chapter presents the experiences of deportability of Polish prisoners incarcerated in the North of Ireland. Based on the author's doctoral research, it discussed the prisoners' feelings of uncertainty and anxieties created by the prospect of being removed from the UK post-sentence. The chapter argues that the ever-present threat of expulsion experienced by foreign national prisoners needs to be defined as a distinct pain of imprisonment (Sykes 1958) in contemporary prisons.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Voices: Critical Social Research by European Group Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers
EditorsSamantha Fletcher, Holly White
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherEG Press
ISBN (Print)978-1-911439-09-7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Polish prisoners
  • deportations
  • expulsion
  • pains of imprisonment.

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