Advisor(s)

Natasha A. Frost

Abstract

To the extent that incarceration strains an inmate's relations with family, friends, and significant others, these strains for the death row inmate are likely exacerbated. With death row populations centralized in only a handful of prisons, the condemned inmate may be housed exceptionally far from home making regular contact through visitation more difficult for the family. In this paper, I explore the extent of displacement of prisoners who are under a sentence of death in the state of Alabama. I further explore how this spatial displacement affects family relationships, particularly in regards to visitation.

Date Accepted

5-1-2007

Publication Date

5-7-2007

Subject Categories

Death row inmates, Prison visits, Prisoners' families

Keywords

Death Row, Death Row Incarceration, inmate visitation, siting of prisons

Degree Grantor

Northeastern University

Rights Holder

Katharine Diana Peel

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