Our next Social Analysis of Penalty Across Boundaries Workshop takes place on Wednesday 25 May at 4pm.

‘Tales from La Catedral: the Narco and the Reconfiguration of Prison Social Order in Colombia’
Manuel Iturralde, Associate professor at the School of Law of Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá-Colombia)

Abstract: Focusing on Colombia, through the case study of Pablo Escobar and La Catedral (the prison where he was held for a brief period), this paper will discuss the ways in which the Narco plays similar roles to those performed by prison groups and gangs in terms of social order in prisons, also replacing the State in their government and in the provision of goods and services.

This workshop series has been organised by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) and UNL – Universidad Nacional del Litoral in Argentina.