Uncertainty, Complexity, Anxiety - Deportation and the Prison in the Case of Polish Prisoners in Northern Ireland.

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Abstract

This article presents the experiences of deportability of Polish prisoners incarcerated in the North of Ireland. Based on the author's doctoral research, it discusses the prisoners' feelings of uncertainty and anxieties created by the prospect of being removed from the UK post sentence. The article argues that the treatment of those prisoners constitutes part of a 'war on migration' and migrants, currently evident in the actions of the UK's immigration authorities. Exclusion of foreign national prisoners from the UK is now part of a policy that differentiates them from 'local' prisoners not only when they are in custody, but long after.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-439
JournalArchiwum Kryminologii
Volume38
Early online date31 May 2017
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 31 May 2017

Keywords

  • Polish prisoners
  • deportations
  • expulsion
  • pains of imprisonment
  • immigration policy

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