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Historical Perspectives

Ian O’Donnell

in Prisoners, Solitude, and Time

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199684489
eISBN:
9780191793653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684489.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The history of solitary confinement is reviewed in this chapter with a focus on the origins of the penitentiary and the chaotic congregation that it replaced. The roots of the modern prison are ... More


The Prison Museum and Media Use in the Contemporary Prison

Alison Griffiths

in Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231161060
eISBN:
9780231541565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161060.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The book closes with an examination of the contemporary period, with brief discussion of several prison museums and current media access in Sing Sing prison, the subject of Chapter Four. The prison ... More


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