This title, first published in 1981, draws from an extensive range of national and local material, and examines how innovations in policy and administration, while solving problems or setting new objectives, frequently created or disclosed fresh difficulties, and brought different types of people into the administration and management of prisons, whose interests, values and expectations in turn often had significant effects upon penal ideas and their practical applications. Special attention has been paid to the study of recruitment, the work and influence of gaolers, keepers, governors, and highly administrative officials. This comprehensive book will be of interest to students of criminology and history.
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Imprisonment prior to the eighteenth century: the gaols 2. Imprisonment prior to the eighteenth century: the houses of correction 3. Prisons in the eighteenth century 4. The new prisons 5. The idea of a national penitentiary 6. The penitentiary realised 7. Central government prisons, 1835-50 8. Local prisons 1800-50: policies and conditions 9. Governor’s duties and working conditions, 1800-50 10. The recruitment of governors, 1800-50 11. The local prisons, 1850-77 12. The convict service, 1850-77: policy and regime 13. The convict service, 1850-77: administrating and staffing; Epilogue: The takeover of the local prisons; Bibliography; Index
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