Compilation of recent law-review articles providing insight into the subjective experience of punishment.
Officials of Millbank Penitientiary, a prominent prison opened in 1821, strongly advocated allowing prisoners to communicate with their family and friends.
Economic analysis from its foundations has devalued prisoners’ communication with family and friends.
Books published in the 18th century, widely known in the public sphere in England during that century, and discussing lawful punishment in detail.
Beccaria and Bentham, proto-economists who wrote extensively on crime and punishment, contributed little to regulating prisoners’ communication.
Beccaria’s and Bentham’s happiness maximization seems to have been fundamentally exhortative rather than consequentially calculative.
The imposition of pain and the suppression of communication have been central to economic analysis from its foundations.
Jeremy Bentham was a rhetorically sophisticated writer, not a socially obtuse utilitarian.
Jeremy Bentham is one of the most important figures in Western intellectual history.
Bentham editors and scholars have inaccurately described The Rationale of Punishment as a translation of Dumont’s Théorie des Peines et des Récompenses.
Texts on communication with prisoners in Rationale of Punishment probably came directly from a manuscript folio that Bentham wrote about 1778.
The Rationale of Punishment (1830) better indicates Bentham’s writing on punishment than does Dumont’s Théorie des Peines et des Récompenses (1811).
The Rationale of Punishment, not Dumont’s Théorie des Peines et des Récompenses, contains Bentham’s original text on communicating with prisoners.
Although The Rationale of Punishment was first published in 1830, Jeremy Bentham wrote its texts on communicating with prisoners about 1778.
Jeremy Bentham proposed decorating prison facades with a wolf, fox, monkey, and tiger to indicate the problem of crime.
The Rationale of Punishment includes some text apparently from Bentham’s hand in 1810 or later.
Richard Smith’s edition of Bentham on punishment, The Rationale of Punishment, provides the most accurate published record of Bentham’s original writing.
University College London holds about a thousand manuscript folios that Jeremy Bentham wrote about punishment.