Report on the Discipline of the Convict Prisons…. Colonel Joshua JEBB.
Report on the Discipline of the Convict Prisons…
Report on the Discipline of the Convict Prisons…
Report on the Discipline of the Convict Prisons…

Report on the Discipline of the Convict Prisons…

London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1856.

Large octavo, with a folding statistical table and eight folding plans bound at the rear; a very good copy in recent navy cloth with blue wrappers bound in, bookplate of Bernard Gore Brett.

Model Prisons after transportation

The Jebb Report on prisons: a detailed and informative report, with much on the history of transportation, the hulks, and general conditions. Colonel Joshua Jebb was a reformer who wrote at a critical time, just after the cessation of transportation to eastern Australia, with all of the practical difficulties that decision created

The Jebb Report on prisons: a detailed and informative report, with much on the history of transportation, the hulks, and general conditions. Colonel Joshua Jebb was a reformer who wrote at a critical time, just after the cessation of transportation to eastern Australia, with all of the practical difficulties that decision created

Jebb, a former officer of the Royal Engineers who served as Surveyor-General of Prisons from 1838, was a proponent of bigger and better gaols, and his report emphasises the importance of novel architecture and design. He is credited with the successful completion of several British prisons, asylums and similar institutions (significantly, Jebb played a central role in the design and construction of the Pentonville model prison).

Of particular interest in this report are the large and detailed folding plans of Chatham prison. These plates show: the overall plan of the penitentiary, ground plans and elevations of the compound itself, transverse and longitudinal sections, the punishment cells and infirmary, the chapel and finally the Warder's quarters and family residences.

Price (AUD): $850.00

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