Long-Term Imprisonment and Human Rights
Edited by Kirstin Drenkhahn, Manuela Dudeck, Frieder Dünkel
Routledge – 2013 – 256 pages
This book presents cutting-edge research on the living conditions of long-term prisoners in Europe and considers whether these conditions meet international human rights standards. Bringing together leading experts in the field, with comprehensive coverage of the issues in Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Spain and Sweden, this book offers the first comparative study on the subject.
Whereas past research in this area has concentrated on the Anglo-American experience, this book offers a truly comparative European approach and pays due attention to the differences in prison systems between the post-Soviet countries and continental Europe.
1. Introduction, Kirstin Drenkhahn, Manuela Dudeck and Frieder Dünkel 2. Research on Long-Term Imprisonment to Date, Kirstin Drenkhahn 3. Methodology, Kirstin Drenkhahn 4. International Rules Concerning Long-Term Prisoners, Kirstin Drenkhahn 5. Activities of the ECtHR and the CPT, Kirstin Drenkhahn 6. Long-Term Imprisonment in the Participating Countries(National reports) 6.1 Belgium, Sonja Snacken 6.2 Croatia, Velinka Grozdanić, Ute Karlavaris-Bremer and Dalida Rittossa 6.3 Denmark, Anette Storgaard 6.4 England and Wales, Fabienne Emmerich and Dirk van Zyl Smit 6.5 Finland, Tapio Lappi-Seppälä 6.6 France, Pascal Décarpes 6.7 Germany, Kirstin Drenkhahn 6.8 Lithuania, Gintautas Sakalauskas 6.9 Poland, Barbara Stańdo-Kawecka 6.10 Spain, Giménez-Salinas i Colomer/Rodríguez 6.11 Sweden, Annalena Yngborn 7. Findings of the Empirical Study , Kirstin Drenkhahn 7.1 Accommodation, Kirstin Drenkhahn 7.2 Sentence Planning, Kirstin Drenkhahn 7.3 Health Care, Kirstin Drenkhahn 7.4 Psychiatric Problems, Manuela Dudeck 7.5 Work and Education, Kirstin Drenkhahn 7.6 Leisure Time, Kirstin Drenkhahn 7.7 Treatment Programmes, Kirstin Drenkhahn 7.8 Personal Contacts within the Institution, Security and Conflict Management, Kirstin Drenkhahn 7.9 Personal Contacts with the Outside World and Preparation for Release, Kirstin Drenkhahn 8. Conclusion, Kirstin Drenkhahn, Manuela Dudeck and Frieder Dünkel.