Author: Peter Higginbotham
Publisher: The History Press
National. Prison. System. 1863. –. 1878. For many convicts during the 1850s, the hardships of penal servitude became less severe.
This copiously illustrated book takes the lid off the real story of prison food. Including the full text of an original prison cookery manual compiled at Parkhurst Prison in 1902, it examines the history of prison catering from the Middle Ages (when prisoners were expected to pay for their own board and lodging whilst inside) through the nefarious prisons of the Victorian age and on to the present day