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The Secret Life of Prisons

Prisons are often in the news these days, with Channel 4's Cutting Edge documentary showing secretly filmed violence and drug use among prisoners: Channel 4 OD The Secret Life of Prisons, and the UK Government's White Paper BBC News 3 Nov 2016 proposing the ''biggest overhaul in a generation''.

Meanwhile, CHM's project 'Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000' continues to investigate the roots of the modern prison system. https://histprisonhealth.com/

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