Prisoner Communication Policies Early in the 20th Century

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Communication policies for prisoners (visiting prisoners and prisoners writing and receiving letters) in U.S. states prisons and in some other countries’ prisons in 1902 and 1912.

Dataset sheets:

  • communication policies 1902: communications policies in U.S. state prisons (write letters, receive visits); not all state prisons covered. Similar data for prisons in Wurttemberg, Austria, Holland, Great Britain, and Saxony
  • written communication 1912: communications policies in U.S. state prisons (sending letters, receiving letters, receiving magazines and newpapers); covers all state prisons
  • written 1912 summary: summary statistics of communications policies in 1912, with comparison to specific states covered in 1902

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