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Tranquil Prisons:
Chemical Incarceration Under Community Treatment Orders

by Erick Fabris
© 2011 University of Toronto Press
University of Toronto Press: publisher's description

Printed in Canada
ISBN 978-1-4426-4376-5 (cloth) ISBN 978-1-4426-1229-7 (paper)

Book Release 2011

Toronto - November 1, 2011

The Gladstone Hotel Launch, Toronto, Ontario ~ Contests, Free Copies, Community Performances ~ Time tba ~ FEATURING: Geoff Reaume, Rachel Gorman and Tina Minkowitz~ UT Press and PSAT sponsoring

Hamilton - November 3

English and Cultural Studies Department, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario ~ 3 pm reading ~ "The archiving of violence and autoethnography" ~ discussion to follow

Vancouver - November 10

Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, British Columbia ~ Time 6 pm
Featuring Richard Ingram of Psychocrips and Irit Shimrat, author of Call Me Crazy ~ sponsored by the Centre for Study of Gender and Social Inequity and Mental Health

Eugene, USA - November 12

Mindfreedom International Offices and University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon ~ Time 11 am and 2 pm
Interviews by David Oaks of Mindfreedom International.

Academic Reviews

I commend Erick Fabris on his achievement with Tranquil Prisons, an engaging combination of scholarship, analysis, and call to action and mobilization. It is rare for a 'survivor account' to provide such a systematic investigation into an aspect of contemporary psychiatric practice. I must emphasize the importance of Tranquil Prisons for those within policy, practice, and academic communities. Well organized and accessible, it should also prove a useful text for lay readers.

Erica Burman, Department of Psychology,
Discourse Unit/ Research Institute of Health and Social Change,
Manchester Metropolitan University

Erick Fabris is very well versed in the literature surrounding the use and abuse of community treatment orders (CTOs). In Tranquil Prisons, he embarks on a clever theoretical and methodological journey into the topic while illustrating the issues, debates, and experiences behind surface realities. Infused with Fabris's own personal experiences, Tranquil Prisons is a major contribution to research.

Jana Grekul, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta