Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 May 2022

464 Pages | 54 black and white figures/charts


ISBN: 9780198833833

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Illiterate Inmates

Educating Criminals in Nineteenth Century England

Rosalind Crone

  • Reveals the origins of the provision of education in English prisons, and of statistics on prisoner literacy
  • Tracks the provision of education in English prisons within both the local and convict prison sectors over 100 years
  • Narrates the story of the rise and fall of the prison school in the English penal sector, the consequences of which continue to be felt today
  • Revises several key milestones in both the history of prisons and the history of education