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English Prisons at War: Imprisonment during national crisis

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This research will focus on a neglected period of penal history within existing research; the English prison system during the two World Wars 1914-1918 and 1939-1945. The aim is to explore in detail via a wide range of archival and documentary sources the impact and effects of war on the prison estate and its management; on the size and composition of the prison population; on the buildings in which prisoners and officers lived and worked; on the lives and careers of prison officers and governors; and on the everyday experience of imprisonment for those in custody.

Status Project Live
Funder(s) The Leverhulme Trust
Value £53,579.00
Project Dates Sep 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2021

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