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A pioneering book on prisons in West Africa, Colonial Systems of Control: Criminal Justice in Nigeria is the first comprehensive presentation of life inside a West African prison. Chapters by prisoners inside Kirikiri maximum security prison in Lagos, Nigeria are published alongside chapters by scholars and activists. While prisoners document the daily realities and struggles of life inside a Nigerian prison, scholar and human rights activist Viviane Saleh-Hanna provides historical, political, and academic contexts and analyses of the penal system in Nigeria. The European penal models and institutions imported to Nigeria during colonialism are exposed as intrinsically incoherent with the community-based conflict-resolution principles of most African social structures and justice models. This book presents the realities of imprisonment in Nigeria while contextualizing the colonial legacies that have resulted in the inhumane brutalities that are endured on a daily basis.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xvii-xx
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xxi-xxvii
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  1. Chapter 1: Introduction: Colonial Systems of Control
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. SECTION I: CONTEXTUALIZING NIGERIA
  2. pp. 15-16
  1. Chapter 2: Penal Coloniality
  2. pp. 17-54
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  1. Chapter 3: An Evolution of the Penal System: Criminal Justice in Nigeria
  2. pp. 55-68
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  1. Chapter 4: The Militarization of Nigerian Society
  2. pp. 69-118
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  1. SECTION II: NIGERIAN PRISONS: VOICES FROM INSIDE
  2. pp. 119-120
  1. Chapter 5: Another Face of Slavery
  2. pp. 121-126
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  1. Chapter 6: My Nigerian Prison Experience
  2. pp. 127-130
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  1. Chapter 7: My Story
  2. pp. 131-140
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  1. Chapter 8: A Tribute to Solidarity: My Oasis
  2. pp. 141-146
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  1. Chapter 9: June 14,2003
  2. pp. 147-148
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  1. Chapter 10: The System I Have Come to Know
  2. pp. 149-152
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  1. Chapter 11: Man's Inhumanity to Man
  2. pp. 153-157
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  1. Chapter 12: Patriotism: Illusion or Reality?
  2. pp. 157-170
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  1. SECTION III: COLONIAL SYSTEMS OF IMPRISONMENT: GENDER, POVERTY AND MENTAL HEALTH IN PRISON
  2. pp. 171-172
  1. Chapter 13: Nigerian Penal Interactions
  2. pp. 173-222
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  1. Chapter 14: Women's Rights behind Walls
  2. pp. 223-244
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  1. Chapter 15: Nigerian Women in Prison: Hostages in Law
  2. pp. 245-267
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  1. Chapter 16: Protecting the Human Rights of People with Mental Health Disabilities in African Prisons
  2. pp. 267-291
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  1. SECTION IV: RESISTANCE
  2. pp. 291-293
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  1. Chapter 17: Women, Law, and Resistance in Northern Nigeria: Understanding the Inadequacies of Western Scholarship
  2. pp. 293-354
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  1. Chapter 18: Fela Kuti's Wahala Music: Political Resistance through Song
  2. pp. 355-376
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  1. SECTION V: STEPPING BEYOND THE COLONIAL PENAL BOX: AFRICAN JUSTICE MODELS AND PENAL ABOLITIONISM
  2. pp. 377-378
  1. Chapter 19: Alternatives to Imprisonment: Community Service Orders in Africa
  2. pp. 379-394
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  1. Chapter 20: The Igbo Indigenous Justice System
  2. pp. 395-416
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  1. Chapter 21: Penal Abolitionist Theories and Ideologies
  2. pp. 417-456
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  1. Chapter 22: The Tenth International Conference on Penal Abolition (ICOPA X)
  2. pp. 457-488
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 489-504
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780776617497
Related ISBN
9780776606668
MARC Record
OCLC
311308245
Pages
534
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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