0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900

Buy Now

The State of Prisons of England, Scotland and Wales - Not for the Debtor Only, but for Felons Also, and Other Less Criminal Offenders (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,357
Discovery Miles 13 570
  • This item is a special order that could take a long time to obtain.

The State of Prisons of England, Scotland and Wales - Not for the Debtor Only, but for Felons Also, and Other Less Criminal...
The State of Prisons of England, Scotland and Wales - Not for the Debtor Only, but for Felons Also, and Other Less Criminal...

Share your images

The State of Prisons of England, Scotland and Wales - Not for the Debtor Only, but for Felons Also, and Other Less Criminal Offenders (Paperback)

James Neild

Series: Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

 (sign in to rate)
Loot Price R1,357 Discovery Miles 13 570 | Repayment Terms: R126 pm x 12*

Bookmark and Share

Supplier out of stock. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available.

James Neild (1744 1814), penal reformer and philanthropist, first became interested in the welfare of prisoners after visiting a friend jailed for debt. He went on to investigate prisons across Britain, France, Flanders, and Germany, fundraising to release those incarcerated for petty debt. In 1772 he helped establish the Society for the Relief and Discharge of Persons Imprisoned for Small Debts (the Thatched House Society), which succeeded in freeing over 16,000 debtors. Published in 1812, this work records the findings of Neild's thorough survey of debtors' prisons in Britain, and also discusses those imprisoned for other minor criminal offences. Neild exposes the harsh sentences assigned to debtors and petty criminals, using this evidence to support his campaign to improve the conditions of the prisoners and to stop imprisonment for debt. His efforts to improve the conditions of prisoners eventually influenced parliamentary reforms of the penal system.

General

Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century
Release date: December 2011
First published: September 2011
Authors: James Neild
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 37mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 720
ISBN-13: 978-1-108-03699-3
Barcode: 9781108036993
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology > Penology & punishment > Prisons
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
LSN: 1-108-03699-6

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Loyalty partners