刑務所 : 困難な政治的課題の輝かしき履歴
Prison: the brilliant career of a bad political object
Japanese Journal of Sociological Criminology
JP : Japanese Association of Sociological Criminology
76 - 85 p.
prison, abolitionism, Foucault
EN | JA
Prison, that is the use of imprisonment as penal sanction became in two centuries a universal solution. All political regimes use it. Of course, forms of jailing are different. But the privation of liberty and the stigmatisation provoked by imprisonment are used in all political and cultural contexts. The author uses Foucault’s analysis to explain the paradoxal success of this institution. He demonstrates also that prison is a very difficult political stake. Criticizing and reforming it always keeps on the second rank on the political agenda. It is a very contradictory issue: everybody wishes to reform it, but in the same time no government has been able to implement a innovative agenda on it. Prisons remain partial, unfinished and questionable answers.