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    A history of women’s prisons in England: the myth of prisoner reformation

    Menis, Susanna (2020) A history of women’s prisons in England: the myth of prisoner reformation. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars. ISBN 9781527541832.

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    Book synopsis: This is a revisionist prison history which brings to the forefront the relationship between gender and policy. It examines women’s prisons in England since the late 18th century to the beginning of the 20th century. It draws attention to the detrimental effect the orthodox closed prison has on penal reform. It examines the clash between what was conceptualised as desirable prison policy, against the actual implementation and implications of such a penalty on the prisoner. The monograph challenges previous claims made about the invisibility of women prisoners in historical penal policy. The book provides an original analysis of the open prison. HMP Askham Grange is taken as a case study where the history of such an initiative is explored and debated.


    Item Type: Book
    School: School of Law > Law
    Depositing User: Susy Menis
    Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 12:39
    Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 10:36


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