Reconstructing a Women's Prison: The Holloway Redevelopment Project, 1968-88 (Clarendon Studies in Criminology) (Hardcover)

Reconstructing a Women's Prison: The Holloway Redevelopment Project, 1968-88 (Clarendon Studies in Criminology) By Paul Rock Cover Image
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The rebuilding of Holloway Prison in Britain, announced in 1968, was intended to be of enormous significance for the treatment and therapeutic rehabilitation of female inmates. Reconstruction began in 1970, but the new prison was not completed until 1985. By this time, penal ideologies had changed, and the Prison Department had revised its conception of women's criminality. The new prison became a place of conventional discipline and containment, and the problems which ensued led to Holloway being identified as a public and political scandal. Using original documents and extensive interviews, this work traces the genesis and consequences of the decision to rebuild England's major prison for women, and shows how the experience at Holloway reflects shifting attitudes towards female criminals, and the relationships among penal ideology, architecture, control, and behavior in a penal institution.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780198260950
ISBN-10: 0198260954
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 1996
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology