Metamorphosis II: The Penological Redefinition of Holloway

Paul Rock

in Reconstructing a Women's Prison

Published in print May 1996 | ISBN: 9780198260950
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682179 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology

Metamorphosis II: The Penological Redefinition of Holloway

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The delays in the Holloway prison redevelopment project so radically transformed the practices, organisation, and experiences of the people implicated in the project that the very character of the new prison was to be altered. If the new prison had been built uneventfully and rapidly on an open site, it might well have been finished when many of its creators were still in control, when ideas about women offenders and prison regimes were still substantially unchallenged, and before the project itself had turned sour. A number of those who had left the Project Group remained in and about the Prison Department for a while. They were not lost absolutely and, indeed, they sometimes had dealings with the project in their new posts. And those who succeeded that founding generation gave themselves to the project just as their forebears had done. But it was not really their project as it had been for Joanna Kelley, Ken Neale, and David Faulkner.

Keywords: Holloway prison; women offenders; prison regimes; redevelopment project; Joanna Kelley; Ken Neale; David Faulkner

Chapter.  11773 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Criminal Law

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