Prison Village Gone Bad: Dutch research article on Venezuelan prison

Two Dutch journalists recently visited Tocoron prison in Venezuela, a prison run by its prisoners with the guards left outside to merely guard the gates. And life inside is flourishing. While the country is overtaken by protests and a lack of adequate services, the prison shops offer more food than is available outside and even … More Prison Village Gone Bad: Dutch research article on Venezuelan prison

Panopticon Prison Haarlem: Turning the cupola inside out

The Netherlands is in the process of closing 19 of its prisons. For one, because the number of prisoners has declined to such an extent that it left many prisons (half)empty. And two, for reasons of austerity closely linked to the ‘Masterplan‘: older and smaller prisons  will be substitute for newly built and larger complexes. As a … More Panopticon Prison Haarlem: Turning the cupola inside out

Critiquing Critique: The Stanford Prison Experiment

    What happens when you put 24 students in a prison setting, randomly assigning half to take up the role of prison guard and the other half the role of prisoner? You get Zimbardo’s famous Stanford Prison Experiment.   What happens when an opinion maker judges a prison experiment without having stepped a foot inside … More Critiquing Critique: The Stanford Prison Experiment