Book: The State of the Prisons

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The State of the Prisons

Author: Sinéad Morrissey
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd.

Addressing the theme of imprisonment in various states-from actual prisons in 18th century Europe to the limits perceptions place on individual experiences-this collection of poems fully explores the intimate interiors of human relationships. Form and content, as well as the personal and the political, are blended throughout this collection with imagination and consummate skill. This collection concludes with a first person recounting of the life and works of the great prison reformer John Howard while detailing his vision for the moral regeneration of the corrupted human soul.

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