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The Penitentiary Paradox. The Irresponsible Illegality of Italian Prisons
Journal Title: PARADIGMI 
Author/s:  Susanna Marietti 
Year:  2011 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  7 Pg. 187-193 FullText PDF:  259 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PARA2011-001012
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The article aims at showing the gap presently existing between penitentiary practice and penitentiary legislation in Italy. Hence the paradox according to which the place destined to punish illegality becomes itself illegal, although nobody may be held responsible for this illegality. The author interprets the penitentiary paradox, with reference to the so-called "minimum penal law", as an exemplary attempt to deny the subordination of politics to law entailed in the constitutional democratic paradigm.
Keywords: Antigone association, Constitutional democracy, Jail, Illegality, Minimum penal low, Penitentiary system

Susanna Marietti, The Penitentiary Paradox. The Irresponsible Illegality of Italian Prisons in "PARADIGMI" 1/2011, pp. 187-193, DOI:10.3280/PARA2011-001012

   

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