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Disciplinary Barracks for Convicted Criminals

“If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking is freedom.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower Beginning in 1870, state correction facility punishments included the use of ball and chain, flogging, shackling, tattooing or branding, solitary confinement and execution. In early 1871, the […]

Literary Minute – The Diary of a Bookseller

“The Diary of a Bookseller” by Shaun Bythell was an eye-opening read that was both sarcastically humorous and sadly realistic when it starts to touch on some of the real issues faced by book shops today. Critics were excited about its debut saying it was, “Among the most irascible and amusing bookseller memoirs I’ve read.” […]

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