Hard Time: Reforming the Penitentiary in Nineteenth-Century Canada
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Hard Time: Reforming the Penitentiary in Nineteenth-Century Canada

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Prisons have always existed in a climate of crisis. The penitentiary
emerged in the early decades of the nineteenth century as an
enlightened alternative to brute punishment, one that would focus on
rehabilitation and the inculcation of mainstream social values. Central
to this goal was physical labour. The penitentiary was constructed
according to a plan that would harness the...more
Paperback, 339 pages
Published 2012 by AU Press
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Ted McCoy writes about the history of punishment in Canada. He is currently researching his next book on women's imprisonment in the nineteenth century.

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