'Terror to Evil-Doers': Prisons and Punishments in Nineteenth-Century Ontario by Peter Oliver

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This is the history of the foundations of modern carceral institutions in Ontario. Drawing on a wide range of previously unexplored primary material - including the papers of prison inspectors and officials and the correspondence of those who wrote to the authorities - Peter Oliver provides a narrative and interpretative account of the penal system in nineteenth-century Ontario.

University of Toronto Press, 1998.
ISBN: 9780802043450. 575 pp.
Series: Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.
Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine jacket.
Bookplate on front free endpaper.