This is a very enlightening and well researched book. It starts in medieval times and ends with it being pulled down on 1900's. There are articles about famous people, as well as events that occurred whilst developements in inmate treatment and punishments as time went on. The sometimes horrific punishments and sometimes for sins that you would never realise was a crime. I was shocked that debt was an imprisonable crime?
This is a fantastic book and would recommend to anyone who either loves history and true crime.