The latest issue of the Prison Service Journal offers historical perspectives on prison and criminal justice issues nationally and locally, with a range of articles focusing on aspects of imprisonment reaching from penal reform to prison financing systems.

  • Allan Brodie analyses English prison planning predominantly between 1780 and 1850, which was a period when prisons were becoming more centralised.
  • Rhiannon Pickin makes up for the historical deficit of studies on suicides in prison by examining suicide in York Castle gaol between 1824 to 1836.
  • Regimes to rehabilitate women in prison, whether in the 19th century or now, serve broader interests than women’s empowerment, according to Helen Elfleet in an article examining gender specific reformist regimes.

Read the latest edition of the Prison Service Journal.

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