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Oxford History of the Prison: the Practice of Punishment in Western Society

"Woman manacled before giving birth" and "Battery hen cells being built for women" are only two of the various horror stories about everyday life in British prisons which have recently hit the headlines. Hardly a week seems to go by without new revelations about dire conditions in prisons both here and across the Atlantic. ButContinue reading “Oxford History of the Prison: the Practice of Punishment in Western Society”