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Resistant adaptation: Reflections on escape from Italian prisons

Santorso, Simone

Authors



Contributors

Tomas Max Martin
Editor

Gilles Chantraine
Editor

Abstract

Prison escape has been narrated as part of news sections, historical romances or TV fictions. Rarely has the academy taken into consideration the escape as part of prison life. This chapter aims to analyse prisoners’ biographies underlining the escape (or attempt of) experiences. Based on data collected within prisons in Northern Italy between 2012 and 2014, the chapter takes into consideration the impact of the detention in subjects that have at least one prison break experience, accentuating the relevance of an importation model 1 and introducing the idea of escape as prisoner’s resistance adaptation.

Publication Date 2018
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Pages 87-112
Series ISSN 978-3-319-64357-1
Book Title Prison Breaks: Toward a Sociology of Escape
Chapter Number 3
ISBN 9783319643571; 9783319643588
Institution Citation Santorso, S. (2018). Resistant adaptation: Reflections on escape from Italian prisons. In T. M. Martin, & G. Chantraine (Eds.), Prison Breaks: Toward a Sociology of Escape, 87-112. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-64358-8_4
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64358-8_4
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-64358-8_4
Copyright Statement © The Author(s) 2018