Prisons and Prisoners in Victorian Britain

Prisons and Prisoners in Victorian Britain

eBook - 2011
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Prisons and Prisoners In Victorian Britain provides an illustrated insight into the Victorian prison system and the experiences of those within it -- on both sides of the bars. Featuring stories of crime and misdeeds, this fascinating book includes chapters on a typical day inside a Victorian prison: food, divine service, exercise, and medical provision; the punishments inflicted on convicts such as hard labor, flogging, the treadwheel, and shot drill; and an overview of the ultimate penalty paid by prisoners -- execution. Richly illustrated with a series of photographs, engravings, documents, and letters, this volume is sure to appeal to all those interested in crime and social history in Victorian Britain.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2011]
ISBN: 9780752476360
Branch Call Number: 365.941 St
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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