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The Right of Inmates to Work

Rex Martin

in A System of Rights

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292937
eISBN:
9780191599811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292937.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter argues that treatment and rehabilitation can be a mode of punishment only if it is required of convicted offenders, either in virtue of a legal sanction imposed on them or in virtue of ... More


A View of the Hard Labour Bill and the Penitentiary Act of 1779

Janet Semple

in Bentham's Prison: A Study of the Panopticon Penitentiary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273875
eISBN:
9780191684074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273875.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses Jeremy Bentham's legislative pamphlet titled A View of the Hard Labour Bill and the passage of the Penitentiary Act of 1779 in England. The pamphlet is often dismissed as part ... More


Postscript: From Forced Labour to Penal Servitude

Giuseppe Pelli

in Against the Death Penalty: Writings from the First Abolitionists-Giuseppe Pelli and Cesare Beccaria

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691209883
eISBN:
9780691211374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691209883.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the impact of Cesare Beccaria's work on philosophers, jurists, politicians and church leaders in Italy and abroad. The debates and controversies that it provoked concerned far ... More


Justice for the Young *

Tom Bingham

in The Business of Judging: Selected Essays and Speeches

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299127
eISBN:
9780191685620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299127.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Philosophy of Law

This chapter is addressed to the special problem of the young offender. The risk of course is that children and adolescents committing not very ... More


Education and the Changing Penal Regime

Rosalind Crone

in Illiterate Inmates: Educating Criminals in Nineteenth Century England

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780198833833
eISBN:
9780191872211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833833.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 6 continues to explore the consequences of penal reform for the provision of education in prisons in the mid-Victorian period. It focuses, in particular, on the delivery of education in ... More


‘Taming the Wild Taiga’: Work and Escape in Siberian Exile

Sarah Badcock

in A Prison Without Walls?: Eastern Siberian Exile in the Last Years of Tsarism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199641550
eISBN:
9780191801037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641550.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The defining features of daily life for most exiles were the search for work, the practice of work, and unemployment. This chapter outlines patterns of exile employment, and indicates the types of ... More


Will You Let Me Have That Letter

Christopher Hilliard

in The Littlehampton Libels: A Miscarriage of Justice and a Mystery about Words in 1920s England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198799658
eISBN:
9780191839849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799658.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The chapter begins by outlining the nature of imprisonment in prisons with both male and female inmates. Portsmouth, which was one such prison, was where Rose Gooding was remanded and then served her ... More


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