Note: Also see this section on "Working with men in prison".
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Boyhood Studies, Special Issue - Masculinity in the School-to-Prison Pipeline. 11(2), June.
Butler, Tony, Basil Donovan, Michael Levy, and John Caldor. (2002). Sex behind the prison walls. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 26(4).
Byrne, J. and D. Hummer (2007). In search of the “Tossed Salad Man” (and others involved in prison violence): New strategies for predicting and controlling violence in prison. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 12(5): 531-541.
Carrabine, Eamonn, and Brian Longhurst. (1998). Gender and Prison Organisation: Some Comments on Masculinities and Prison Management. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 37(2), pp. 161-176, May.
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Cowburn, Malcolm. (1990). Work with Sex Offenders in Prison: What happens to the “Nonces”? Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 1 (1), 145-151.
Cowburn, Malcolm. (1996). The Black Male Sex Offender in Prison: images and issues. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 2(2): 122-142.
Cowburn, Malcolm. (2005). A Man’s World: Gender Issues in Working with Male Sex Offenders in Prison. In Britton, D. M., Gender and Prison. Aldershot, Ashgate. (reprint of 1998 Howard Journal paper).
Crewe, B. (2014). Not Looking Hard Enough: Masculinity, Emotion, and Prison Research. Qualitative Inquiry, 20(4), 392-403.
Curtis, A. (2014). “You Have to Cut It Off at the Knee” Dangerous Masculinity and Security inside a Men’s Prison. Men and Masculinities, 17(2), 120-146.
Datchi, C. C. (2017). Masculinities, Fatherhood, and Desistance from Crime: Moderating and Mediating Processes Involved in Men’s Criminal Conduct. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 25(1), 44-69.
De Viggiani, N. (2012) Trying to be something you’re not: Masculine performances within a prison setting. Men and Masculinities, 15(3), pp. 271-291.
Debowska, A., Boduszek, D., Dhingra, K., & DeLisi, M. (2015). The effect of male incarceration on rape myth acceptance: Application of propensity score matching technique. Deviant Behavior, in press.
Denborough, David. (ed). (1996). Beyond the Prison: Gathering dreams of freedom. Adelaide: Dulwich Centre Publications.
8. Who is Imprisoned? Exploring Issues of Masculinity.
12. Talking About Men’s Violence, Talking About Prisons.
Donovan, Basil, Juliet Richters, and Tony Butler. (2011). Prison Sex. Don’t Believe What You See on TV. HIV Australia, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2011: 12-14.
Drybread, K. (2014). Murder and the Making of Man‐Subjects in a Brazilian Juvenile Prison. American Anthropologist, 116(4), 752-764.
Evans, Raymond, and Bill Thorpe. (1998). Commanding men: Masculinities and the convict system. Journal of Australian Studies, No. 56
Evans, T., & Wallace, P. (2008). A Prison within a Prison? The Masculinity Narratives of Male Prisoners. Men and Masculinities, 10(4), 484-507.
Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice About Men as Fathers. 3(3),
Randal D. Day, Alan C. Acock, Stephen J. Bahr, and Joyce Arditti / Incarcerated Fathers Returning Home to Children and Families: Introduction to the Special Issue and a Primer on Doing Research with Men in Prison (183-200).
Wm. Justin Dyer / Prison, Fathers, and Identity: A Theory of How Incarceration Affects Men’s Paternal Identity (201-219).
Lynda Clarke, Margaret O’Brien, Randal D. Day, Hugo Godwin, Jo Connolly, Joanne Hemmings, and Terri Van Leeson / Fathering behind Bars in English Prisons: Imprisoned Fathers’ Identity and Contact with Their Children (221-241).
Stephen J. Bahr, Anita Harker Armstrong, Benjamin Guild Gibbs, Paul E. Harris, and James K. Fisher / The Reentry Process: How Parolees Adjust to Release from Prison (243-265).
Joyce A. Arditti, Sara A. Smock, and Tiffaney S. Parkman / It’s Been Hard to be a Father: A Qualitative Exploration of Incarcerated Fatherhood (267-288).
Kevin M. Roy and Omari L. Dyson / Gatekeeping in Context: Babymama Drama and the Involvement of Incarcerated Fathers (289-310).
Fatherhood Arrested: Parenting from Within the Juvenile Justice System by Anne M. Nurse / Reviewed by Brad Tripp.
The Role of the Father in Child Development (4th edition) edited by Michael E. Lamb / Reviewed by William Marsiglio.
Gear, Sasha (2005). Rules of engagement: structuring sex and damage in men’s prisons and beyond. In Reid, G., & Walker, L. (eds.), African sexualities. London: Taylor & Francis Group.
Gear, Sasha (2007). Behind the Bars of Masculinity: Male Rape and Homophobia in and about South African Men’s Prisons. Sexualities, 10(2), 209–227.
Gordon, D. M., Hawes, S. W., Perez-Cabello, M. A., Brabham-Hollis, T., Lanza, A. S., & Dyson, W. J. (2013). Examining Masculine Norms and Peer Support within a Sample of Incarcerated African-American Males. Psychology of men & masculinity, 14(1), 59.
Hamilton, A., and W. Banks. (1993). Father Behind Bars: A Steel-Hard Story of Poverty, Racism, Prison and Responsibility. Waco, TX: WRS Group.
Hammond, L. M. (2016). Managing Masculinity Behind Bars: Gendered Perceptions of Incarcerated Men within a Local Jail. Phd thesis, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Hefner, M. K. (2017). Queering Prison Masculinity: Exploring the Organization of Gender and Sexuality within Men’s Prison. Men and Masculinities, 1097184X17695037.
Heilpern, David M. (1998). Fear or Favour: Sexual Assault of Young Prisoners. Lismore, NSW: Southern Cross University Press.
Hensley, Christopher, Richard Tewksbury, and Jeremy Wright. (2001). Exploring the Dynamics of Masturbation and Consensual Same-Sex Sexual Activity Within a Male Maximum Security Prison. Journal of Men’s Studies, 10(1), Fall.
Holmes, D., & Jacob, J. D. (2016). Power, Control and Coercion: Exploring Hyper-Masculine Performativity by Private Guards in a Psychiatric Ward Setting Power and the Psychiatric Apparatus (pp. 82-112): Routledge.
Horton, A. D. (2016). Clashes in Confinement: Men’s Gendered Experiences with Conflict in Canadian Prisons. Queen’s University (Canada).
Hua-Fu, Hsu. (2005). The Patterns of Masculinity in Prison. Critical Criminology, Volume 13, Number 1, January, pp. 1-16.
Jewkes, Yvonne. (2002). Captive Audience: Media, Masculinity and Power in Prisons. Willan Pub.
Jewkes, Yvonne. (2005). Men Behind Bars: “Doing” Masculinity as an Adaptation to Imprisonment. Men and Masculinities, 8(1): 44-63.
Johnston, M. S., & Kilty, J. M. (2015). You Gotta Kick Ass a Little Harder Than That: The Subordination of Feminine, Masculine, and Queer Identities by Private Security in a Hospital Setting. Men and Masculinities, 18(1), 55-78.
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Kennedy, L. (2016). “He Must Learn What Being a Man Is All About”: Negotiating the Male Code at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Deviant Behavior, 37(2), 151-166.
Laws, B., & Crewe, B. (2016). Emotion Regulation among Male Prisoners. Theoretical Criminology, 20(4), 529-547.
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Maycock, M. (2018b). “They’re All Up in the Gym and All That, Tops Off, Fake Tan.” Embodied Masculinities, Bodywork and Resistance within Two British Prisons New Perspectives on Prison Masculinities (pp. 65-89): Springer.
Maycock, Matthew, and Kate Hunt. (eds.) (2018). New Perspectives on Prison Masculinities. Palgrave.
McKeown, Lawrence. (1994). Republican Men: Life Underneath the Stereotypes. (On male Republican prisoners) Irish Reporter, Special Issue: The Irish Male, No. 14.
Michalski, J. H. (2015). Status Hierarchies and Hegemonic Masculinity: A General Theory of Prison Violence. British Journal of Criminology, 57(1), 40-60.
Miller, Jerome G. (1996). Search and Destroy: African-American Males in the Criminal Justice System. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Morse, S. J. (2017). Hypermasculinity and Incarceration: Exploring Barriers to Rehabilitation. Arizona State University.
Morse, S. J., & Wright, K. A. (2019). Imprisoned men: Masculinity variability and implications for correctional programming. Corrections, 1-23.
Nandi, M. (2002). Re/Constructing Black Masculinity in Prison. Journal of Men’s Studies, Fall, Vol.11, Iss. 1.
Nerenberg, Ellen Victoria. (2001). Barracks and borders, prisons and masculinity. pp. 29-60; IN: Prison Terms: Representing Confinement During and After Italian Fascism; Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
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Ogilvie, Emma, and Allan Van Zyl. (2001). Young Indigenous Males, Custody and the Rites of Passage. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice , No. 204, Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.
Oliffe, J. L., Hanberg, D., Hannan-Leith, M. N., Bergen, C., & Martin, R. E. (2018). “Do You Want to Go Forward or Do You Want to Go Under?” Men’s Mental Health in and out of Prison. American journal of men’s health, 1557988318765923.
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Pettersson, T. (2016). Doing Masculinity in Youth Institutions. Masculinities in the Criminological Field (pp. 39-56): Routledge.
Phillips, C. (2012). The Multicultural Prison: Ethnicity, Masculinity, and Social Relations among Prisoners: Oxford University Press.
Reich, Adam. (2010) Hidden Truth: Young Men Navigating Lives In and Out of Juvenile Prison. University of California Press.
Ricciardelli, R. (2015). Establishing and Asserting Masculinity in Canadian Penitentiaries. Journal of Gender Studies, 24(2), 170-191.
Ricciardelli, R., & Spencer, D. (2014). Exposing ‘Sex’ Offenders Precarity, Abjection and Violence in the Canadian Federal Prison System. British Journal of Criminology, 54(3), 428-448.
Ricciardelli, R., Maier, K., & Hannah-Moffat, K. (2015). Strategic Masculinities: Vulnerabilities, Risk and the Production of Prison Masculinities. Theoretical Criminology, 19(4), 491-513.
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Sabo, Donald F., and Willie London. (eds.). (1992). Men’s Studies Review, Special Issue: Men in Prison. 9(1), Spring
Sabo, Donald F., Terry Allen Kupers, and Willie James London. (eds.). (2001). Prison Masculinities. Temple University Press.
Pt. I. Introduction.
Gender and the Politics of Punishment / Don Sabo; Terry A. Kupers; Willie London.
PART II. Historical Roots and Contemporary Trends.
Penitence for the Privileged: Manhood, Race, and Penitentiaries in Early America / Mark E. Kann.
Race, Gender, and Prison History: From the Convict Lease System to the Supermax Prison / Angela Y. Davis.
Crime, Politics, and Community Since the 1990s / Marc Mauer.
The Elements of Crime / Anthony Thomas.
A World Without Softness / Willie London.
Slave Ship / Steve Fraley.
PART III. The Social Construction of Prison Masculinities.
Doing Time, Doing Masculinity: Sports and Prison / Don Sabo.
Masculinities, Crime, and Prison / James W. Messerschmidt.
Grappling with Issues of Privilege: A Male Prison Worker’s Perspective / David Denborough.
The Culture of Transgression: Initiations into the Homosociality of a Midwestern State Prison / Carl Bryan Holmberg.
Male Prisoners: Privacy, Suffering, and the Legal Construction of Masculinity / Nancy Levit.
Boyz II Men / Horace Bell.
Devil’s Den / Horace Bell.
My Mother Death / Willie London.
Prison Friendships / Derrick Corley.
PART IV. Sexualities, Sexual Violence, and Intimacy in Prison.
Rape and the Prison Code / Terry A. Kupers.
A Million Jockers, Punks, and Queens / Stephen ‘Donny’ Donaldson.
The Story of a Black Punk / Anonymous.
The Wall of Silence: Prison Rape and Feminist Politics / Susanne V. Paczensky.
A Moment / O’Neil Stough.
Caged and Celibate / Mumia Abu-Jamal.
The Phone / Michael Keck.
Be Not So Quick to Judge / Alice.
Reflections / Carlos Hornsby.
Skin Blind / Dan Pens.
Once More I Dream / Stephen Wayne Anderson.
PART V. Men’s Health in Prison.
Preventive Health Strategies for Men in Prison / Will H. Courtenay; Don Sabo.
Sentence - Death by Lethal Infection: IV-Drug Use and Infectious Disease Transmission in North American Prisons / Carol Polych; Don Sabo.
Deliberate Indifference / O’Neil Stough.
Mental Health in Men’s Prisons / Terry A. Kupers.
Night Crier / Rudy Chato Paul, Sr.
PART VI. Prison Reform, Reforming Prison Masculinities.
Scars / Jarvis Masters.
Boys Are Not Men: Notes on Working with Adolescent Males in Juvenile Detention / Jackson Katz.
Support Groups for Men in Prison: The Fellowship of the King of Hearts / Harris Breiman; T. Pete Bonner.
The Anti-Exploits of Men Against Sexism, 1977-78 / Daniel Burton-Rose.
Men Helping Men: Facilitating Therapy Groups for Sex Offenders / Charles J. Sabatino.
Litigation, Advocacy, and Self-Respect / Donald Specter; Terry A. Kupers.
Rehabilitating Prison Labor: The Uses of Imprisoned Masculinity / Christian Parenti.
Reentry: Prospects for Postrelease Success / Lige Dailey, Jr.
For Further Reading.
Schifter, Jacobo. (1999). Macho Love: Sex Behind Bars in Central America. Haworth Press
Sexuality & Culture, Volume 7, Number 4, Fall 2003, Special Issue: Sexuality and the Corrections System
Guest Editor: Roberto Hugh Potter
Introduction / Roberto Hugh Potter
Sexuality and Corrections: An Administrator’s Perspective / Reginald A. Wilkinson
The Impact of Institutional Factors on Officially Reported Sexual Assaults in Prisons / Christopher Hensley, Mary Koscheski, and Richard Tewksbury
Imprisoning Masculinity / Kate Seymour
If You Drop The Soap In The Shower You Are On Your Own: Images of Male Rape in Selected Prison Movies / Helen Eigenberg and Agnes Baro
Concerns from “Behind the Fence”: A Comment / William Edwards
Seymour, K. (2003). Imprisoning masculinity. Sexuality and Culture, Special issue: Sexuality and the Corrections System, 7(4), 27-55. doi: 10.1007/s12119-003-1017-3.
Sloan, J. A. (2016). Masculinities and the Adult Male Prison Experience. Springer.
Steele, T., and N. Wilcox. (2003). A View From the Inside: The Role of Redemption, Deterrence, and Masculinity on Inmate Support for the Death Penalty. Crime Delinquency, 49(2): 285-312.
Tereškinas, A. (2016). Family in the Narratives of Good Life: Performing Masculinities in the Lithuanian Correctional Facilities. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 45-63.
Thurston, Richard. (1996). Are you sitting comfortably? Men’s storytelling, masculinities, prison culture and violence. In Mac an Ghaill, Mairtin. (ed.). Understanding Masculinities: Social Relations and Cultural Arenas. Buckingham & Philadelphia: Open University Press
Toch, H. (1992). Living in Prison: The Ecology of Survival. Revised ed. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Toch, H. (1998). Hypermasculinity and prison violence. In L. Broker (ed.), Masculinities and Violence. (pp. 168-178). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Trammell, R. (2011). Symbolic violence and prison wives: Gender roles and protective pairing in men’s prisons. The Prison Journal, 91(3), 305-324. doi: 10.1177/0032885511409891.
Ugelvik, T. (2014). Paternal Pains of Imprisonment: Incarcerated Fathers, Ethnic Minority Masculinity and Resistance Narratives. Punishment & Society, 16(2), 152-168.
Umamaheswar, J. (2020). “On the Street, the Only Person You Gotta Bow Down to Is Yourself”: Masculinity, Homelessness, and Incarceration. Justice Quarterly, 1-23.
Umamaheswar, J. (2020). “When the Hell Are You Going to Grow Up?”: a Life-Course Account of Hybrid Masculinities Among Incarcerated Men. Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, 6(1), 127-151.
Wooden, W.S., and J. Parker. (1982). Men Behind Bars: Sexual Exploitation in Prison. Da Capo Press.
Wright, K.N. (1991). Violent and victimized in the male prison. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Volume 16 Issue 3/4, pp. 1-25.
XY: Men, Sex, Politics. (1994). Special feature: Men in Prison, 4(3), Spring
Inside/outside (On class, masculinity, sexuality and race in the prison system).
How Not to Be a Man (Reflections by a prison inmate).
Black in a White Man’s World (Interview with three Aboriginal inmates).
Gay Behind Bars.
Hell and Home (The many meanings of prison).
Prison Facts (A snapshot).
Three Minutes in the Life of Society’s Reject (A story).