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Regard des médias sur la prison

Topology of a media prison

Publication originale : May 2004

Dernière modification : 13 February 2011

The French prison world was during the 1st semester 2000 under media’s spotlights. Relations between press and penitential administration are biased in the one hand by economic competition, in the other hand by corporatist inertia. Hence one can not access to a full knowledge of what prison is in France. Communication focuses on prison but forgets its user : the detainee. Influence of stereotypes on prison, added to the normative function played by the total institution, impose a stigma on the detained individual.