Extreme Punishment: Comparative Studies in Detention and Solitary Confinement

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Alexa Koenig, Keramet Reiter
Publication Date
August 6, 2015
Publication Type
Conflict, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Investigations Program


This groundbreaking collection examines the erosion of the legal boundaries traditionally dividing civil detention from criminal punishment. The contributors empirically demonstrate how the mentally ill, non-citizen immigrants, and enemy combatants are treated like criminals in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Contributors include: Efrat Arbel, University of British Columbia, Canada. Hadar Aviram, University of California, USA. Thomas Blair, University of California, USA. Mary Bosworth, University of Oxford, UK. Kelly Hannah-Moffat, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada. Dave Holmes, University of Ottawa, Canada. Yvonne Jewkes, University of Leicester, UK. Emma Kaufman, Yale Law School, USA. Amy Klassen, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada. Alexa Koenig, University of California, Berkeley, USA. Alison Liebling, University of Cambridge, UK. Mona Lynch, University of California, Irvine, USA. Marc Mauer, The Sentencing Project, USA. Stuart J. Murray, University of Ottawa, Canada. Nadya Pittendrigh, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. Keramet Reiter, University of California, USA. Sarah Turnbull, University of Oxford. Sam Weiss, American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Justice, USA.