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Brief History of Prisons, Foucault’s Discipline and Why Alcatraz Never Worked

Up until the seventeenth century, detainees were imprisoned fundamentally for obligation. Back then, in Britain at any rate, the possibility of imprisonment had not yet happened to anybody as an especially brilliant thought on the grounds that the typical sentence for those saw as liable of wrongdoings was demise. At that point, in 1615, Thomas More’s “Ideal world” recommended a proposition for detainment as another option.

Right now, about a large portion of the jails were exclusive and leased to sub-contractual workers. Newgate jail in London, for example, dating from as right on time as 1130, was a business venture managed by a “superintendent”.

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