By Ian Miller
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It is the 1st monograph-length learn of the force-feeding of starvation strikers in English, Irish and northerly Irish prisons. It examines moral debates that arose during the 20th century whilst governments permitted the force-feeding of imprisoned suffragettes, Irish republicans and convict prisoners. It additionally explores the fraught position of felony medical professionals referred to as upon to accomplish the strategy. because the domestic place of work first approved force-feeding in 1909, a few questions were raised in regards to the strategy. Is force-feeding secure? Can it kill? Are medical professionals who feed prisoners opposed to their will leaving behind the clinical moral norms in their career? And do kingdom our bodies use legal medical professionals to aid take on political dissidence every now and then of political crisis?
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Or do prison doctors recognise the punitive value of force-feeding in enforcing discipline, moulding behaviour, and maintaining prison order? It uses statistical and textual evidence relating to twentieth-century English convict prisoners who went on hunger strike to add support to the view that prison doctors performed the procedure to enact discipline and subdue rebellion. It makes extensive use of newspaper coverage and a unique source: a detailed register of hunger strikes staged in English prisons maintained by the Prison Commissioners of England and Wales.
Should these women be released, fed, or allowed to starve? Force-feeding was decided upon. The government presented ‘artificial feeding’ (as used in asylum care) as a life-saving medical intervention being used to stop irrational women committing suicide. In sharp contrast, released prisoners complained of relentless vomiting, rough treatment at the hands of prison doctors, and physical trauma. Evidently, two opposing interpretations of force-feeding immediately came into play. The chapter examines how the key ethical questions that still surround force-feeding first formed during the suffragette hunger strike campaign.
A History of Force Feeding: Hunger Strikes, Prisons and Medical Ethics, 1909-1974 by Ian Miller