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Historical Overviews of Guyana's Prisons, 1814-1966

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posted on 15.01.2020 by Kellie Moss, Clare Anderson, Mellissa Ifill, Estherine Adams
These documents provide an historical overview of Guyana's prisons during the British colonial period, 1814-1966. These documents were created at the request of Guyana's Prison Service.

Over the past two years there has been a general shift in models of incarceration in the former British colony of Guyana, from punishment (punitive measures) to correction and rehabilitation (via training and education). Yet, Guyana’s government, Prison Service and general public know very little about the history of the country’s jails, particularly during the British colonial period (1814-1966).

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British Academy, History and Security Sector Reform: Crime and Punishment in British colonial Guyana, 1814-1966

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