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Stone Walls: Prisons from Fetters to Furloughs
by: Miriam Allen DeFord in Hardcover, 236
Published --1962 by Chilton Company

Stone Walls: Prisons from Fetters to Furloughs There are many books today on penology - that branch of criminology which deals with "deterrent and reformatory measures" and particularly with prisons and prison systems. However, there is no up-to-date popular history of prisons and imprisonment.
In Stone Walls, Miss deFord gives an account of the prison reform movement from its beginning to the present day, surveys contemporary prison systems throughout the civilized world, and forecasts the probable future of the practical and moral problems of incarceration which have challenged human society for centuries.
Necessarily such a book cannot be definitive, but it does give, as Miss deFord says in her Preface, "a true general picture of the world's penal systems, and a history in brief of the efforts made by devoted men and women to redeem their evils and to bring them into consonance with the advance of civilization."
Why do we have prisons? What are they? Do we need them at all? What mission do they fulfill, and what do we expect of them? Enlightening and sometimes fearful are the answers which the author submits to the reader's conscience and reason as well, making this book a "must" for all who pride themselves on the humane ideals of our present-day civilization.

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