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Guide to the Criminal Prisons of Nineteenth-Century England

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The penal system in nineteenth-century England was incredibly complicated. It comprised two types of prison: convict prisons and local prisons. While convict prisons were under the direct control of the Home Office, local prisons were, until the 1877 Prison Act, managed by a whole host of different local authorities, from counties and boroughs to liberties and even cathedrals. Moreover, included among convict prisons were penitentiaries, public works prisons and prison hulks (also known as floating prisons), while local ...

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Guide to the Criminal Prisons of Nineteenth-Century England
2018, London Publishing Partnership, London

ISBN-13: 9781907994845

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