The State of the Prisons - 200 Years On
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The State of the Prisons - 200 Years On

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In 1777 John Howard wrote The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, with Preliminary Observations and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons. Two centuries later, this extraordinary document commemorates his achievements in campaigning for reform. In the spirit of Howard himself, the Howard League for Penal Reform have compiled detailed observations of prisons from Sweden to South Africa, and from India to Nicaragua. The result is a valuable resource which includes unique insights into previously undocumented prison regimes.show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 11.94mm | 317g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138867489
  • 9781138867482

Table of contents

Introduction: Penal Reform and Prison Realities Andrew Rutherford: 1. Maidstone Prison, England Dick Whitfield, 2. The Indian Prison Mike Maguire, 3. Sluzewiec Prison, Poland Monika Platek, 4. Helderstroom Prison, South Africa Dirk van Zyl Smit, 5. Breda Prison, Holland Anton M. van Kalmthout and Dirk van der Landen, 6. Matagalpa Prison, Nicaragua Ginny Baumann and Devin Bales, 7. Nykoping Prison, Sweden Norman Bishop, 8. Geurrero Centre for Rehabilitation, Mexico Brian Smith, 9. Geldern Prison, Federal Republic of Germany Christian Kuhn, 10. The Texas Department of Corrections, USA R.W. Burnham: John Howard: A Biographical Note Dick Whitfieldshow more