Reference Resource of the Week

Prisons and Prison Systems: A Global EncyclopediaBook Cover

Want to learn more about the history of prisons in the United States and beyond? Want to find the origins of chain gangs? Want to understand the difference between Auburn and Pennsylvania prison systems?  Check out this resource!

Did you know that…?

“The Tower of London [is] England’s most famous prison. The first recorded prisoner, in 1101, was the bishop of Durham, who was allowed to keep his servants with him.”


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