Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Sociology and Anthropology

First Advisor

Dan O'Connor


Social sciences



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Governmentality writers have been attentive to shifts in strategies and regimes in many spheres of society, including corrections facilities. As it has been already suggested, regimes often are not displaced by another, but rather they are involved in a relation of 'piling-up'; where new regimes take up strategies and/or technologies of other regimes, creating new ways of thinking about and acting on problems. This paper focuses on the Windsor Jail, and the ways in which offenders are thought about and acted upon. Documents and semi-structured interviews with correctional officers were analyzed to locate rationales, strategies and technologies that are indicative of penal regimes. The findings suggest a marked change in the problematization of remanded inmates. This change is indicative of the emergence of a neo-sovereign regime on the boundary of management of risk and management of 'bare life'.