(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

"Security here is not safe" : violence, punishment, and space in the contemporary US penitentiary

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MORIN K.M. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, ETATS-UNIS


The US penitentiary at Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, was retrofitted to offer the first federal Special Management Unit program of its kind. The spatial tactics and the philosophy of punishment underlying them contrast with the modern reform ideals upon which the prison was designed and built. The SMU represents the latest punitive phase in American penology, and the latest of the late-modern prisons, similar to other supermax facilities in the US but offering its own unique system of punishment. The prison also manifests features of Agamben's lawless, camp-like space that emerges during a state of exception


Article of periodic

published at : Environment and planning. D. Society & space / ISSN 0263-7758

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1983)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 31, no3 [pp. 381-399]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 3 phot.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/d15011

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