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Illiterate Inmates: Educating Criminals in Nineteenth Century England

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Illiterate Inmates: Educating Criminals in Nineteenth Century England - Crone, Rosalind
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The nineteenth-century prison, we have been told, was a place of 'hard labour, hard board, and hard fare'. Yet it was also a place of education. Schemes to teach prisoners to read and write, and sometimes more besides, can be traced to the early 1800s. State-funded elementary education for prisoners pre-dated universal and compulsory education for children by fifty years. In the 1860s, when the famous maxim, just cited, became the basis of national penal policy, arithmetic was included by legislators alongside reading and ...

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Illiterate Inmates: Educating Criminals in Nineteenth Century England 2022, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198833833

Hardcover