The Encyclopedia of American Prisons

The Encyclopedia of American Prisons

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Examines the history of prisons in the United States with articles about convict labor, escapes, famous and infamous wardens, fires, notable prisoners, riots, prison society, reformers, terminology, and more.DIX, Dorothea Lynde ons. ... In 1841 Dorothea Dix, a consumptive 39-year- old teacher, went to the East Cambridge, Massachusetts, House of Correction to ... She also determined that she had to gain support of important community leaders .

Title:The Encyclopedia of American Prisons
Author:Carl Sifakis
Publisher:Infobase Publishing - 2014-06-30


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