Pain and Retribution reviewed in The Independent

Pain And Retribution: A Short History of British Prisons, 1066 to the Present by David Wilson is reviewed in The Independent by economist and former Joint Head of the UK's Government Economic Service, Vicky Pryce.

'Even for someone like me who has had first-hand experience of prison, this book is a revelation. The costly, ­dysfunctional prisons we have today simply recycle people into crime. Yet the authorities think the clang of the cell door makes for better citizens.'

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