Prisoner Communication Policies in Mid-19th-Century U.S.

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Communications policies in individual U.S. state prisons and some local houses of correction and workshops about 1870. Communication policies in five New York county prisons in 1854.

Dataset sheets:

  • prisons 1866-1873: by individual prisons, regulations on writing letters and receiving visits
  • summary 1870: summary statistics across prisons for regulations on writing letters and receiving visits
  • NY county prisons 1854: for New York State county prisons, prison regulations on conversations among prisoners, writing and receiving letters, and receiving visits

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