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Convict Prison Lives in Victorian London

April 24, 2018

Helen Johnston, Barry Godfrey and David Cox look at convict prison lives in Victorian London.

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‘Beyond the control of his parents’: Reformatory and Industrial Schools in Yorkshire

April 11, 2018

An overview of the work of reformatory and industrial schools, which were established as a response to a perceived increase in juvenile crime in the nineteenth century.

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Borstal Goes to War

April 11, 2014

Among the many combatants who fought during the First World War, a sizeable number had been in penal institutions before the outbreak of the conflict.

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On the Beat: Stories From 1914-1918

April 11, 2014

A fresh approach to interpreting crime history at Bishop’s Stortford Museum.

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Stockton’s Criminal Past: Promoting a Museum’s Criminal History Collection

April 11, 2014

Take a look at Preston Park Museum’s own criminal history collection.

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Event Review by Dr Zoe Alker, Liverpool John Moores University

May 17, 2013

The first AHRC ‘Our Criminal Past’ network event at the London Metropolitan Archives.

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‘Closing and Opening Prisons’

April 11, 2013

A special issue of the Prison Service Journal explores the impact of closures and openings of prisons on those involved in the system.

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London, 1842: Pentonville Prison opens. But how are the inmates to be rehabilitated? Is there anything redemptive about solitary confinement? Can a religious outlook on life help with addiction? One troubled priest seeks to find out....Paperback and Kindle https://t.co/L5mmOeUMgn

The door of the prison where my ancestor James Duckworth was held in Warwick before being hanged for treason in 1773. His crime was coin-clipping, and when he was executed the newspapers reported he was the heaviest man in the county, weighing in at 23 stone.

"A Factory Señorita?" @femalefactoryol blog by @oldparramatta. Directs you to resources on the #OldBailey & #ParramattaFemaleFactory #convict #AdelaideDeLaThoreza inc. Gothic Fantasy 1878 bio & recent research untangling the truth #OzHist #twitterstorians https://t.co/9JhH0WYPFi

A selection of images on the topic of Photographing Prison Life in the Early 20th Century can be found on our website under the 'Explore Further' tab. Just click on the heading 'Digital Collections' and scroll down the page. Also available here: https://t.co/D1Wkv6079X

Great to be at the first meeting of the BSC's new historical criminology network today. Loads of exciting stuff will come out of this! Thanks @dchurchill01 for organising. #crime #criminology #History #twitterstorians

Exciting opportunity to hear Helen Pankhurst, the great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, talk about how women’s lives have changed over the last century #Suffrage100 #Vote100 #eveningtalk https://t.co/gaREGnvqVF

Imagine a world in which there is no #art #music #film #drama - what life can exist in such a world? Latest issue of the Prison Service Journal explores the meaning of #arts for #prison @KateHerrity @YvonneJewkes @No1govhmpnotts @HmpStaffordGov @LauraSCaulfield #MusicInPrison

Don't forget to book for our event on 13 December - Suffragettes and the City https://t.co/EShMtZysA3 #londonhistory

#Listen: Ian Hislop and Tom Hockhenhull on dissent through the centuries https://t.co/D6aoywmQEQ #podcast