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Visual imprints on the prison landscape : a study on the decorations in prison cells. / Baer, Lenny D.

In: Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, Vol. 96, No. 2, 2005, p. 209-217.

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Baer, LD 2005, 'Visual imprints on the prison landscape : a study on the decorations in prison cells.', Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, vol. 96, no. 2, pp. 209-217. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9663.2005.00451.x

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Baer, Lenny D. / Visual imprints on the prison landscape : a study on the decorations in prison cells. In: Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie. 2005 ; Vol. 96, No. 2. pp. 209-217.

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