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Behind the Walls: a Chelmsford turnkey of the nineteenth century
Author: Geoffrey Lewis
ISBN: 0 86025 467 4
£5.25

James Parchment worked in two Chelmsford Gaols in the middle years of the 19th century and his career is used to show prison conditions at that time – the treadmill, the executions, children and women prisoners, prison diet, and transportation. Stories of individuals and of escapes, of debtors and, of course, of Prison Governors and staff.

64 pages, 12 photographs

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