This workshop emerges out of a collaboration initiated in 2020 that has focused on writing and editing a new edited collection Prison Officers: International Perspectives on Prison Officer Work. Providing an expansive exposition of the everchanging realities of prison officer work, the book provides an international overview of the prison officer role through accessible scholarly interpretations of their work, but is of course limited in scope. Nevertheless, the collection starts to advance knowledge and understanding of the crucial role prison officers undertake within carceral systems.

The question then emerges where does research and knowledge exchange activities go next?