Vanessa Massaro: “Externalizing the “Inmate”: Tracing the Intimate Economies of the New Geographies of Correctional Supervision”- February 2018

This talk explores the emerging terrains of the prison industrial complex that subversively continue to expand supervision while purporting to reduce prison populations. Drawing on household surveys and interviews with the loved ones of incarcerated people, this paper traces state reliance on families for social reproduction of prisoners and demonstrates how supervision costs are increasingly externalized onto prisoners’ support networks.


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