TITLE

Children at Adult Supermaximum Security Prison

PUB. DATE
March 2003
SOURCE
Journal of Correctional Education;Mar2003, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on children at adult Supermaxium security prison. Captain Alexander Maconachie, early in his 1840-1844 role as superintendent of the Norfolk Island penal colony, requested permission to have female and juvenile convicts sent there. Maconochie's thinking was that their presence would soften convicts and help justify the rehabilitation programs. In 1788, Norfolk Island was settled with a population of nine male and six female convicts. Convicts started pairing off and children were born, six within two years. Morale was low, skilled labor short and buildings falling down. The settlement was also awash with illegitimate children mostly illiterate and wild.
ACCESSION #
13671431

 

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