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Maconochie's Gentlemen: The Story of Norfolk Island and the Roots of Modern Prison Reform
In 1840, Alexander Maconochie, a privileged retired naval captain, became at his own request superintendent of two thousand twice-convicted prisoners on Norfolk Island, a thousand miles off the coast of Australia. In four years, Maconochie transformed what was one of the most brutal convict settlements in history into a controlled, stable, and productive environment that a ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published November 1st 2001)
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