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Violating justice

Ofer, Nogah
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) The Howard League Magazine 19 (November): 14-15.

Nogah Ofer is a solicitor in England. Here she writes about injustices faced by prisoners who are victims of violence in prison. In general, the public is aware of and sympathetic toward victims of crime in society, at least where society is outside of prison and when victims are not offenders. Prisoners, however, live in a prison world where they are probably more at risk of violence than anywhere else. Yet, as Ofer observes, they are excluded from most of the systems put into place to protect and compensate the rest of the population from violence and its effects. With all of this in mind, she discusses practical and ethical issues relating to prisoners who are victims of violence while in prison.


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