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Mercy Towards Decarceration: Examining the Legal Constraints on Early Release from Prison

Cox, Alexandra and Betts, Reginald Dwayne (2021) 'Mercy Towards Decarceration: Examining the Legal Constraints on Early Release from Prison.' Incarceration, 2 (1). pp. 1-14. ISSN 2632-6663

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Abstract

There are close to seven million people under correctional supervision in the United States, both in prison and in the community. The U.S. criminal justice system is widely regarded as an inherently unmerciful institution by scholars and policymakers, but also by people who have spent time in prison and their family members; it is deeply punitive, racist, expansive and damaging in its reach. In this article, we probe the meanings of mercy for the institution of parole.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mercy; freedom; incarceration; justice; clemency
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2020 12:58
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:19
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29082

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