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Less Eligibility

Johnston, Helen



The principle of less eligibility is based on the notion that those in prisons (or work-houses, historically) should ensure material living conditions that compare unfavourably with those of similarly disadvantaged people outside these institutions.


Johnston, H. (2008). Less Eligibility. Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment (151 - 152). Willan

Acceptance Date Nov 1, 2008
Publication Date Nov 1, 2008
Pages 151 - 152
Book Title Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment
ISBN 978-1-84392-291-9
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