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Kent F. Schull

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748641734

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641734.001.0001

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The Spatialisation of Incarceration: Reforms, Response and the Reality of Prison Life

The Spatialisation of Incarceration: Reforms, Response and the Reality of Prison Life

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(p.111) 4 The Spatialisation of Incarceration: Reforms, Response and the Reality of Prison Life
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Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire
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Kent F. Schull

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641734.003.0005

Chapter Four looks closely at prison conditions and structure, particularly in terms of organizing the prison population according to crimes committed, convicted or accused, age, and gender. In fact, the Ottoman prison administration took great interest in creating ‘gendered incarceration’ with special provisions for female prisoners, especially those with small children. This chapter investigates the everyday life of prisoners, both male and female, their experiences, and conditions of incarceration. Despite the Ottoman Prison Administration’s attempts at improving living conditions through assuming responsibility for health and hygiene, nutrition, and prisoner rehabilitation, prison conditions remained poor and overcrowded. Nevertheless, Ottoman reformers still made significant improvements to prisoner life and prison conditions through concentrated building and repair projects and new health and hygiene regulations and practices.

Keywords:   prison life, prison conditions, prison reforms, gendered incarceration

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