‘In Exile Imprisonment’ in Russia

Peer Reviewed

Piacentini L, & Pallot J

British Journal of Criminology 54, Issue 1, pages 20-37, 2014, 10.1093/bjc/azt062.

This article considers the geographical dispersal of prisoners in Russia. The concept of ‘in exile imprisonment’ is developed to delineate an exceptional penal terrain. The authors examine the historical ‘traces’ of exile in Russian penal culture and argue that the persistence of ‘in exile imprisonment’ does not fit easily into official narratives about the development of penality in that country. The culture of ‘in exile imprisonment’ continues to impose limits on prison reform in Russia.

Keywords: Exile, Russia, Prisons, Traces, Geography
Categories: Arctic, Social Science