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This is one of the earliest histories of Canadian prisons and it provides a wonderful snapshot of the prison system as it existed in 1929. His review of the then existing prisons, their day-to-day operations is interesting to anyone who has been involved in such work subsequently. It provides the basic framework for prisons, their role in society, their operations and their impacts. There is some useful historical information captured here as well in terms of historical incarceration rates (whic ...more