Profiles of Guards in an Anatolian Prison in Early 1990s

Sinan Çaya


This article presents a view of a Turkish Penal Institution in the city of Chankiri in early 1990s obtained through the techniques of interviews and questionnaire-administration. Further interviews with guards at Ankara Ulucanlar Prison (now converted into a Museum) supply extra support for the conducted field research. A fairly convincing evaluation of the typical correction institutions of the country is thereby obtained at the moment. Essentially the overall picture seems to be a decent, contemporary formation with which no major faults are to be found, even if when it comes to talk realistically.


Prison; Guard; Chief Guard; Manager/ arden; Convict; Reform

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