This paper aims to establish what prisoners actually experience in prison and to make the public aware of what happens to those offenders whom society condemns to prison. In May 1996, Amanda Dissel visited Leeuwkop Maximum Prison and Modderbee Prison to talk to prisoners about their experiences in prison. The paper summaries her findings.
The Inmates Talk
Amanda Dissel is an independent consultant in criminal justice and violence prevention issues. This research was conducted while she was Criminal Justice Programme Manager at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR). She has published on issues of human rights, conditions and treatment of detainees in prisons and police stations, juvenile and child justice, and violent crime.