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Notorious Prisons: An Inside Look at the World’s Most Feared Institutions
Scott Christianson (au)
Examines the most brutal & infamous prisons in history, with depictions of original plans; descriptions of the construction, facilities, & policies; & a recounting of what general life for the prisoners was like. The most interesting inmates in each prison are highlighted describing their crimes, trials, & experiences within the prison. In the Alcatraz section, for ex., are convicts like Robert Stroud, the “birdman,” who inspired the film. There is an account of Alfred Dreyfus & Henri Charriere (Papillon), & descriptions of what it was like for them to arrive at Devil’s Island. Then there are the punishments, like the guillotine at the Bastille. And the wrangle over the first electric chair at Sing Sing. “Prisons exist at the strange intersection of cruelty & civil society.” Illus.
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