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English Society and the Prison: Time, Culture and Politics in the Development of the Modern Prison, 1850–1920

Until 1975 those who wanted to study the history of English prisons turned to the standard work on the subject which was first published in 1922, English Prisons Under Local Government, by the two pioneers of the history of English Social Policy Sidney and Beatrice Webb.(1) This carefully researched account emphasised the evolution of theContinue reading “English Society and the Prison: Time, Culture and Politics in the Development of the Modern Prison, 1850–1920”