This paper presents the results of research into the experiences of prisoners from Wales incarcerated in England. The context for the research is first set and the relevance of language and identity in Wales are explored. The results of a research project conducted in 2005 with 181 prisoners from North Wales held in an English Jail is then presented. Their responses to a postal questionnaire exploring their perceptions about their treatment and their experiences are detailed. The paper highlights that a subset of Welsh prisoners- and primarily those who are Welsh speaking, problematise their incarceration in England. The reasons given for this are explored. The paper concludes with some observations about the implications of the research for penal practice with Welsh prisoners in England and Wales.
Criminology | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance
Madoc-Jones, I. (2007) “Welsh Prisoners in English Jails”. The Prison Service Journal No. 169 pp. 28-37.
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Madoc-Jones, Iolo, "Welsh Prisoners in English Jails" (2007). Social Inclusion Research Unit. Paper 37.