Shades of the Prison House explores the history of imprisonment in the British Isles from Anglo Saxon times to the present day Over the centuries, prisons from castle dungeons to lockups to penitentiaries to gaols have changed radically in name, conditions, attributes and functions, as well as in their character and rationale Prisons have served many aims detention, deterrence, punishment, reformation and rehabilitation, all in varying degrees Yet while prisons and their purposes have been transformed, the same debates on imprisonment have continually recurred Concerns about overcrowding and over pampering, security and safety have been expressed from the very beginning, and modern notions that prison might serve a purpose other than containment or punishment were espoused long before the eighteenth century Drawing on letters, treatises, personal accounts, histories, legal and official reports and studies of prison architecture and design, this book tells the story of prisons, prison life and those who experienced it, be they prisoners, governors, chaplains, warders, reformers or advocates As entertaining as it is informative, the book examines the nature and quality of imprisonment over the last fifteen hundred years, before surveying present problems and concluding with thoughts on future directions HARRY POTTER is a former fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge and a practising barrister specialising in criminal defence Author of Law, Liberty and the Constitution A Brief History of the Common Law Boydell Press, 2015 , he wrote and presented an award winning series on the same subject for the BBC He has also authored Edinburgh under Siege 1571 1573 2003 , Blood Feud The Stewarts and Gordons at War in the Age of Mary Queen of Scots 2002 , Hanging and Heresy 1994 and Hanging in Judgment Religion and the Death Penalty in England from the Bloody Code to Abolition 1993 Before being called to the Bar, he worked as a prison chaplain, largely with long term and life sentence prisoners. Best Download Shades of the Prison House: A History of Incarceration in the British Isles [ author ] Harry Potter [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk
Harry Potter is a lawyer and writer Publications include Hanging in Judgment Religion and the Death Penalty from the Bloody Code to Abolition, SCM, 1993.Hanging and Heresy, Kent University Press, 1994.Father Diamond of Deptford, ed Ditchling Press, 1994.Blood Feud The Stewarts and Gordons at War in the Age of Mary Queen of Scots, Tempus 2002 Edinburgh Under Siege 1571 1573, Tempus, 2003 Professional MembershipsCriminal Bar Association InterestsClassical languages and culture, Egyptology, Opera, Bridge, Numismatics, Astronomy, History, American Studies.Positions of Responsibility1984 Ordained priest in the Church of England1984 7 Fellow, Selwyn College Cambridge1992 Vice Chair of Trustees of the 999 Club, Deptford2002 6 Liberal Democrat Councillor in GreenwichGovernor of Christ s Hospital and Eltham Green Specialist Sports College.
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