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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In 1871 Ripon #Yorkshire magistrates appointed 'Annie Ada Smyth as schoolmistress at the House of Correction, at a salary of £1 per quarter.
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Congratulations to Natalie Craig who graduated last July from our History programme at Edge Hill University. She has been awarded the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire's undergraduate dissertation prize for her work on Lancaster Moor Asylum!!

@nidderdaleuk @Pateley_Bridge @ourcriminalpast J. Keighley Snowden, one time 'Keighley News' journalist, wrote two books about Jack Sinkler, Nidderdale Poacher. 'King Jack' 1914, 'Jack The Outlaw' 1926. Snowden talked to Sinkler over three years to get his story. @nidderdaleuk @Pateley_Bridge @ourcriminalpast @KeighleyLHS

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A selection of menus for children taken from a leaflet entitled 'The feeding of children from one to five years' which was published by the Ministry of Health in March 1942. From the National Union of Railwaymen archive. https://cdm21047.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/health/id/1506/rec/15 #historyoffood #historyofhealth

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The Examination Letter for John Shore, who eventually worked on the 1888 Whitechapel Murder Case (aka Jack the Ripper) as an Inspector, before retiring as Supt from Scotland Yard in 1896 becoming Pinkerton Agent for London. His descendant is a resident of Leicestershire.

Shown on a tour today: plan of the Quaker Workhouse on River Street, #Bristol, surveyed in 1861 - exciting to see 19th century hand-coloured plans in such pristine condition #behindthescenes #archivetours (Catalogue: http://archives.bristol.gov.uk/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=SF%2fPl%2f18) ^et/ad

Unknown vessel (1920s-1930s?) discharging cargo into lighters (note the dusting of white on the hull). Location unknown. Junkshop photo (Chelmsford).

'Every offender, who, for any first or second-rate crime, suffers ignominious punishment, shall, all the time that he is undergoing the said punishment, wear the cap of ignominy.