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Prison Uprisings: 1990 Strangeways Prison Riot, Attica Prison Riot, Battle of Qala-I-Jangi, Castle Hill Convict Rebellion

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: 1990 Strangeways Prison Riot, Attica Prison Riot, Battle of Qala-I-Jangi, Castle Hill Convict Rebellion, Sobibor Extermination Camp, Battle of Alcatraz, New Mexico State Penitentiary Riot, Cowra Breakout, Janowska Concentration Camp, Fremantle Prison Riot, 1974 Huntsville Prison Siege, Carandiru Massacre, Featherston Prisoner of...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: 1990 Strangeways Prison Riot, Attica Prison Riot, Battle of Qala-I-Jangi, Castle Hill Convict Rebellion, Sobibor Extermination Camp, Battle of Alcatraz, New Mexico State Penitentiary Riot, Cowra Breakout, Janowska Concentration Camp, Fremantle Prison Riot, 1974 Huntsville Prison Siege, Carandiru Massacre, Featherston Prisoner of War Camp, Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Atlanta Prison Riots, Arizona State Prison Complex - Lewis, Hull. Excerpt: The 1990 Strangeways Prison riot was a 25-day prison riot and rooftop protest at Strangeways Prison in Manchester, England. The riot began on 1 April 1990 when prisoners took control of the prison chapel, and the riot quickly spread throughout most of the prison. The riot and rooftop protest ended on 25 April when the final five prisoners were removed from the rooftop, making it the longest prison riot in British penal history. One prisoner was killed during the riot, and 147 prison officers and 47 prisoners were injured. Much of the prison was damaged or destroyed with the cost of repairs coming to £55 million. The riot sparked a series of disturbances in prisons across England, Scotland and Wales, resulting in the British government announcing a public inquiry into the riots headed by Lord Woolf. The resulting Woolf Report concluded that conditions in the prison had been intolerable, and recommended major reform of the prison system. The Guardian newspaper described the report as a blueprint for the restoration of "decency and justice into jails where conditions had become intolerable". Manchester's Strangeways Prison, which opened in 1868, was a "local prison" designed to hold prisoners from the surrounding area, mainly those on remand or serving sentences of less than five years. At the time... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=16752047

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  • ISBN-13: 9781156861929
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.07 (d)

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