Reconstructing a Women's Prison: The Holloway Redevelopment Project, 1968-88 / Edition 1

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Overview


The rebuilding of Holloway Prison in Britain, announced in 1968, was intended to be of enormous significance for the treatment and therapeutic rehabilitation of female inmates. Reconstruction began in 1970, but the new prison was not completed until 1985. By this time, penal ideologies had changed, and the Prison Department had revised its conception of women's criminality. The new prison became a place of conventional discipline and containment, and the problems which ensued led to Holloway being identified as a public and political scandal. Using original documents and extensive interviews, this work traces the genesis and consequences of the decision to rebuild England's major prison for women, and shows how the experience at Holloway reflects shifting attitudes towards female criminals, and the relationships among penal ideology, architecture, control, and behavior in a penal institution.
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"Narrating the history of the reconstruction of Holloway, England's most notorious women's prison, Paul Rock lays bare the ironies of policy, planning, goodwill, and anxiety in a sophisticated, multilayered analysis of the vicissitudes of an attempted prison reform....[a] fascinating tale....Rock's well-written book thematizes human agency from two different, equally fascinating angles."--American Journal of Sociology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198260950
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

Dramatis Personae
Glossary
Introduction 1
1 The Noble Castle: Holloway as a Victorian Radial Prison 13
2 The Prison Department, Women and Criminology 46
3 The Grim Fortress: The Condemning of the Victorian Prison 77
4 The Secure Hospital: Planning the New Holloway 108
5 Metamorphosis I: The Physical Reconstruction of Holloway 144
6 Metamorphosis II: The Penological Redefinition of Holloway 170
7 Metamorphosis III: The Social Transformation of Holloway 200
8 The Labyrinth: The New Holloway and its Problems 227
9 The Minotaur: Disturbed Women and Monstrous Visions 262
10 Theseus: Colin Allen and the Reformation of Holloway 301
11 Conclusion 344
Index 353
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