The latest Prison Service Journal is the second in a series of special editions offering historical perspectives on a range of prison and criminal justice issues. Articles include:

  • ‘Revisiting the Borstal experiment, c.1902-1982’ – Heather Shore
  • ‘A forestalled campaign and a forgotten tragedy: the prison suicide of Edward Spiers in 1930’ – Alyson Brown
  • ‘Major H’ — the life and times of a Victorian Convict Prison governor’ – David J. Cox and Joseph Hale
  • ‘The rebellion of the ‘basement lecturers’: the Wandsworth Prison Disturbances of 1918-19’ – Steve Illingworth
  • ‘You cease to be a man’: masculinity and the ‘gentleman convict’, c.1870-1914 – Ben Bethell

Read the latest edition of the Prison Service Journal.

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