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April 8, 2008 Wayward sisters: problem of women prisoners - Local jails - Issue of sex - Separate prisons - Nursery issue - Reformers: Elizabeth Fry Local Jails - Prison system: local jails and convict prisons - Local jails: short term - Mixed - Women outnumbered - Prostitution eg. London Bridewell – used females as prostitutes Issue of Sex - Transportation - New South Wales – brothels - London Bridewell: brothel - 1823 Goal Act (England) – men were barred from being in female prisons - Chaplains Separate Prisons - Discipline - Pregnancies - Rise of penitentiaries o But: Auburn or Pennsylvania? - View: women more sociable & excitable - Enforced silence: health issue? - Lacked self-control; more supervision - Separate system: women & exercise - “The woman is more docile, more resigned, she has more sedentary(inactive) habits” Staffing - Warders: to set example - Female decorum & compassion - Teach convicts to become more “lady like” - But: pay & conditions - Discipline: more lax than men’s prisons
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course HIST 287 taught by Professor Pole during the Winter '08 term at Windsor.

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