Alotta, Robert. Civil War Justice: Union Army Executions Under Lincoln (1989)

Ayers, Edward. Vengeance and Justice: Crime and Punishment in the 19th Century American South (1984)

Barnes, Harry Elmer. The Story of Punishment (1972)

Barnes, Harry Elmer. The Evolution of Penology in Pennsylvania (1968)

Baumann, Edward. May God Have Mercy On Your Soul: The Story of the Rope and the Thunderbolt (1993)

Berkman, Alexander. Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist (1912) (1970)

Bookspan, Shelley. A Germ of Goodness: The California State Prison System 1851-1944 (1991)

Bowers, William. Legal Homicide: Death as Punishment in America, 1864-1982 (1984)

Brockway, Zebulon. Fifty Years of Prison Service: An Autobiography (1912 rp.1969)

Butler, Anne and C. Murry Henderson. Angola: Louisiana State Penitentiary: A Half Century of Rage and Reform (1990)

Butler, Anne. Gendered Justice in the American West: Women Prisoners in Men's Penitentiaries (1997)

Cahalan, Margaret Werner. Historical Correctional Statistics in the United States, 1850-1984 (1986)

Carleton, M. T. Politics and Punishment: The History of the Louisiana State Penal System (1971)

Carleton, M. T. The Political History of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, 1835-1968 (1971)

Cairns, Kathleen A. Hard Time at Tehachapi California's First Women's Prison (2009)

Christianson, Scott. With Liberty For Some: 500 Years of Imprisonment in America (1998)

Christianson, Scott. Condemned: Inside the Sing Sing Death House.(2000)

Christianson, Scott. The Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of The american Gas Chamber (2010)

Clarke, James W. The Lineaments of Wrath: Race, Violent Crime and American Culture (1998)

Coldhan, Peter Wilson. Emigrants in Chains: A Social History of Forced Emigration to the Americas of Felons, Destitute Children, Political and Religious Non-conformists, Vagabonds, Beggars and Other Undesirables 1607-1776 (1992)

Colvin, Mark. Penitentiaries, Reformatories, and Chain Gangs: Social Theory and the History of Punishment in Nineteenth Century America (1997)

Curtin, Mary Ellen. Black Prisoners and Their World, Alabama, 1865-1900 (2000)

Dodge, Mara. Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind: A Study of Women, Crime, and Prisons, 1835-2000 (2002)

Dumm, Thomas. Democracy and Punishment: Disciplinary Origins of the United States (1987)

Ekirch, Roger. Bound For America: The Transportation of British Convicts to the Colonies, 1718-1775 (1987)

Eriksson, Torsten. The Reformers: An Historical Survey of Pioneer Experimenters in the Treatment of Criminals (1976)

Essig, Mark. Edison and the Electric Chair: A Story of Life and Death (2003)

Franklin, H. Bruce. The Victim as a Criminal and Artist: Literature From the American Prison (1978)

Freedman, Estelle. Their Sister's Keepers: Women's Prison Reform in America, 1830-1930 (1981)

Gildemeister, Glen. Prison Labor and Convict Competition with Free Workers in Industrializing America, 1840-1890 (1987)

Garland, David. Punishment and Welfare: A History of Penal Strategies (1985)

Gildemeister, Glen. Prison Labor and Convict Competition With Free Workers in Industrializing America, 1840-1890 (1987)

Gillespie, L. Kay. Dance hall Ladies: Executed Women of the Twentieth Century (1998)

Gindlesporger, James. Escape From Libby Prison (1996)

Glenn, Myra. Campaigns Against Corporal Punishment: Prisoners, Sailors, Women, and Children in Antebellum America (1984)

Graber, Jennifer. The Furnace of Affliction: Prisons and Religion in Antibullum America (2011)

Harrison, Fred. Hell Holes and Hangings: The West's Territorial Prisons, 1861-1912, (1968)

Hawkes, Mary. Excellent Effect: The Edna Mahan Story (1994)

Haynes, Gideon. Pictures From Prison: An Historical Sketch of the Massachusetts State Prison (1869)

Hearn, Daniel Allen. Legal Executions in New York State, 1639-1963 (1997)

Hindus, Michael. Prison and Plantation: Crime, Justice and Authority in Massachusetts and South Carolina, 1767-1878 (1980)

Hirsch, Adam. The Rise of the Penitentiary: Prisons and Punishment in Early America (1992)

Huie, William Bradford. The Execution of Private Slovik (1970)

Ignatieff, M. A Just Measure of Pain: The Penitentiary in the Industrial Revolution, 1750-1850 (1978)

Jacobs, James. Stateville: The Penitentiary in Mass Society (1977)

Johnston, James. Prison Life is Different (1937)

Johnston, Norman. The Human Cage: A Brief History of Prison Architecture (1973)

Johnston, Norman. Forms of Constraint: A History of Prison Architecture (2000)

Johnson, Judith. Penitentiaries in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah from 1900 to 1980 (1997)

Kann, Mark E. Punishment, Prisons, and Patriarchy: Liberty and Power in the Early American Republic (2005)

Keve, Paul. The History of Corrections in Virginia (1986)

Keve, Paul. Prisons and the American Conscience: A History of United States Federal Corrections (1991)

Lamott, Kenneth. Chronicles of San Quentin: The Biography of a Prison, (1961)

Langsam, Miriam Z. Children West : A History of the Placing Out System of the New York Children's Aid Society, 1853-1890 (1964)

Lawes, Lewis. Twenty Thousand Years in Sing Sing (1932)

Leopold, Nathan. Life Plus 99 Years (1957)

Lewis, O.F. The Development of American Prisons and Prison Customs (1922)

Lewis, W. David. From Newgate to Dannemora: The Rise of the Penitentiary in New York, 1796-1848 (1965)

Lichtenstein, Alex. Twice the Work of Free Labor: The Political Economy of Convict Labor in the New South (1996)

Mackey, Philip. Hanging in the Balance: The Anti-Capital Punishment Movement in New York State, 1776-1861 (1982)

Mancini, Matthew. One Dies, Get Another: Convict Leasing in the American South, 1866-1928 (1996)

Marquart, James, Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Jonathon Sorensen.The Rope, The Chair and the Needle: Capital punishment in Texas, 1923- 1990 (1994)

Marvel, William. Andersonville: the last depot (1994)

Masur, Louis. Rites of Execution: Capital Punishment and the Transformation of American Culture, 1776-1865 (1989)

MacDonald, A. R. Prison Secrets: Things Seen, Suffered and Recorded During Seven Years in Ludlow Street Jail (1893)

McElroy, John. This Was Andersonville (1957)

McKelvey, Blake. American Prisons: A History of Good Intentions (1977)

Melossi, D. and M. Pavarini. The Prison and the Factory: Origins of the Penitentiary System (1981)

Meranze, Michael. Laboratories of Virtue: Punishment, Revolution and Authority in Philadelphia, 1760-1835 (1996)

Miller, Vivien M. L. Crime, Sexual Violence, and Clemency: Florida's Pardon Board and Penal System in the Progressive Era (2000)

Moran, Richard. Executioner's Current: Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention of the Electric Chair (2002)

Morn, Frank. Forgotten Reformer: Robert McClaughry and Criminal Justice Reform in Nineteenth Century America (2011)

Morris, Lloyd McGrath. The Rose Man of Sing Sing: A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism. (2003)

Myers, Martha. Race, Labor, and Punishment in the New South (1998)

Murphy, Patrick. Behind Gray Walls (1920)

Oakey, Mary. Journey From the Gallows: Historical Evolution of Penal Philosophies and Practices in the Nation's Capital (1988)

OKun, Peter. Crime and the Nation: Prison Reform and Popular Fiction in Philadelphia, 1786-1800 (2002)

O'Shea, Kathleen A. Women and the Death Penalty in the United States, 1900-1998 (1999)

Oshinsky, David. "Worse Than Slavery": Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice (1996)

Pestrillo, Ronald J. Founding the Criminal Law: Punishment and Political Thought in the Origins of America (2000)

Pickenpaugh, roger. Camp Chase and the Evolution of Union Prison Policy (2007)

Pickett, Robert. House of Refuge: Origins of Juvenile Reform in New York State, 1815-1857, (1969)

Pisciotta, Al. Benevolent Repression: Social Control and the American Reformatory-Prison Movement (1994)

Powers, Edwin. Crime and Punishment in Early Massachusetts, 1620- 1692, (1966)

Rafter, N. H. Partial Justice: Women in State Prisons, 1800-1935 (1990)

Ranson, John. John Ranson's Andersonville Diary: Life Inside the Civil War's Most Infamous Prison (1986)

Rion, Sharon Johnson. Beyond His Time: The Maurice Sigler Story (2001)

Roberts, John. Escaping Prison Myths: The History of Federal Corrections (1995)

Roberts, John. Reform and Retribution: An Illustrated History of American Prisons (1997)

Rothman, David. The Discovery of Asylum: Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic (1971)

Rothman, David. Conscience and Convenience: The Asylum and Its Alternatives in Progressive America (1980)

Rusche, G. and O. Kirchheimer. Punishment and Social Structure (1939)

Sellin, J. T. Slavery and the Penal System (1976)

Semmes, Raphael. Crime and Punishment in Early Maryland (1938)

Shapiro, Karin A. A New South Rebellion: The Battle Against Convict Labor in the Tennessee Coalfields, 1871-1896 (1998)

Seay, Scott D. Hanging Between Heaven and Earth: Capital Crime, Execution Preaching, and Theology in Early New England (2009)

Simon, Jonathan. Poor Discipline: Parole and the Social Control of the Underclass, 1890-1990 (1993)

Skotnicki, Andrew. Religion and the Development of the American Penal System (2000)

Smith, Abbot Emerson. Colonists in Bondage: White Servitude and Convict Labor in America, 1607-1776 (1947)

Sullivan, Dennis. The Punishment of Crime in Colonial New York: The Dutch Experience in Albany During the Seventeenth Century (1997)

Sullivan, Larry. The Prison Reform Movement: Forlorn Hope (1990)

Sullivan, Larry [ed.]   Bandits & Bibles: Convict Literature in Nineteenth Century America (2003)

Sutton, Charles. The New York Tombs: Its Secrets and Its Mysteries, Being a History of Noted Criminals, with Narratives of Their Crimes (1874)

Tannenbaum, Frank. Osborne of Sing Sing (1933)

Taylor, Willaim Banks. Brokered Justice: Race, Politics and the Mississippi Prison, 1798-1992 (1993)

Taylor, W.B. [ed.] A History of the Mississippi Penal System (1981)

Teeters, N.K. The Cradle of the Penitentiary: The Walnut Street Jail at Philadelphia, 1773-1835 (1955)

Teeters, N.K. and J. D. Shearer. Prison at Philadelphia: Cherry Hill, The Separate System of Penal Discipline, 1829-1913 (1957)

Teeters, N.K. Scaffold and Chair: A History of Their Use in Pennsylvania, 1682-1962 (1963)

Teeters, N.K. Hang by the Neck: The Legal Use of Scaffold and Noose, Gibbet, Stake and Firing Squad from Colonial Times to the Present (1967)

Walker, Donald. Penology for Profit: A History of the Texas Prison System 1867-1912 (1988)

Walsh, John Evangelist. The Execution of Major Andre (2001)

Ward, Robert David and William Warren Rogers. Convicts, Coal and the Banner Mine Tragedy (1987)

Wersch, Douglas. The Girl's Reform School of Iowa, 1865-1899 (1997)

Winter, Alexander. The New York State Reformatory in Elmira (1891)



Adamson, Christopher. "Wrath and Redemption: Protestant Theology and Penal Practice in the Early American Republic," in Criminal Justice History: An International Annual 13 (1992)

Adamson, Christopher. "Hard Labor and Solitary Confinement: Effects of the Business Cycle and Labor Supply on Prison Discipline in the United States, 1790-1835," Research in Law, Deviance and Social Control 6 (1984)

Adamson, Christopher. "Punishment after Slavery: Southern State Penal Systems, 1865-1890" Social Problems 30 (June 1983)

Barnes, Harry Elmer. "Some Leading Phases of the Evolution of Modern Penology," Political Science Quarterly 37 (1922)

Barry, Louise. "Legal Hangings in Kansas," Kansas Historical Quarterly (1950)

Beck, E. M. and James Massey and Stewart Tolnay. "The Gallows, the Mob, and the Vote: Lethal Sanctioning of Blacks in North Carolina and Georgia, 1882-1930," Law and Society Review 23 (1989)

Boesche, Roger. "The Prison: Tocqueville's: model for Despotism," Western Political Quarterly 33 (1980)

Butler, Rosalie. "Separation of Charities and Corrections," Charities Review (1982)

Cahalan, Margaret. "Trends in Incarceration in the United States Since 1880," Crime and Delinquency, 25 (January, 1979): 9- 41.

Cheatwood, Derral. "Capital Punishment for the Crime of Homicide in Chicago, 1870-1930," The Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 92 (2002)

Cohen, Daniel. "In Defense of the Gallows: Justifications of Capital Punishment in New England Execution Sermons, 1674-1825," American Quarterly (1988)

Cohen, William. "Negro Involuntary Servitude in the South, 1860- 1940: A Preliminary Analysis," Journal of Southern History 42 (1976)

Conley, John. "Prisons, Production, and Profit: Reconsidering the Importance of Prison Industries," Journal of Social History 14 (1980)

Conley, John. "Economics and the Social Reality of Prisons," Journal of Criminal Justice 10 (1982)

Coxe, John E. "The New Orleans Mafia Incident," Louisiana Historical Quarterly 20 (1937)

Dahlstrom, Neil. "Rock Island Prison, 1863-1865: Andersonville of the North Dispelled, " Journal of Illinois History 4 (2001)

Davis, David. "The Movement to Abolish Capitol Punishment," American Historical Review 63 (1957)

DePuy, "The Walnut Street Prison: Pennsylvania's First Penitentiary,"  Pennsylvania History 18 (April, 1951), pp. 130-144.

Freedman, Estelle B. `` The Prison Lesbian: Race, Class, and the Construction of the Aggressive Female Homosexual, 1915- 1965''Feminist Studies Vol. 22 No. 2 (1996)

Freer, Robert A. "Imprisonment for Debt in Massachusetts before 1800, " Mississippi Valley Historical Review (1961)

Frey, Cecile P. "The House of Refuge for Colored Children," Journal of Negro History 66 (1981)

Gilfoyle, Timothy. "America's Greatest Barracks: The Tombs and the Experiences of Criminal Justice in New York City, 1838-1897," Journal of Urban History 29 (2003)

Hahn, Nicolas Rafter. "Female State Prisoners in Tennessee: 1831- 1879," Tennessee Historical Quarterly 39 (Winter 1980)

Hawes, Joseph. "Prisons in Early Nineteenth Century America: The Process of Convict Reformation," in Joseph Hawes, ed. Law and Order in American History, (1979)

Hougen, Harvey. "Kate Bernard and the Kansas Penitentiary Scandal, 1908-1909," Journal of the West, 17 (January, 1978)

Ireland, Robert E. "Prison Reform, Road Building and Southern Progressivism: Joseph Hyde Pratt and the Campaign for `Good Roads and Good Men'" The North Carolina Historical Review, vol. 68, no. 2 (April 1991)

Jervey, Edward D. "Prison Life Among the Rebels: Recollections of a Union Chaplain," Civil War History 34 (1988)

Johnston, Robert. "List of Convicts in the Illinois State Prison Who Have Been Pardoned, Died or Escaped, 1 January to 31 December 1856," Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly 18 (1986)

Johnston, Robert. "Convicts in the Illinois State Penitentiary, Alton, Illinois, 1 January 1857," Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly 18 (1987)

Johnston, Robert. "Inmates in the Illinois State Penitentiary, Joliet, 1860," Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly 18 (1987)

Kealey, Linda. "Patterns of Punishment: Massachusetts in the Eighteenth Century," American Journal of Legal History 30 (1986)

Keller, Charles. "Prison Reform and Indians," Indian Historian 9 (1976) pp 34-38.

Knepper, Paul. `The Women of Yuma: Gender, Ethnicity, and Imprisonment in Frontier Arizona, 1876-1909,' Criminal Justice Review 17 (1992)

Knupfer, Anne Meis. "'Rectifying....the Hampering Causes of Delinquency'?: The Chicago Home for Girls, 1900-1935" Journal of Illinois History 2 (1999)

Koerber, Jeffery and Walter L. Brieschkie. "Menard: Development of a Nineteenth Century Prison," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 91 (2003)

Lane, Harold E. "The State-Use System of Prison Labor in Massachusetts," Social Forces 19 (1940)

Langbein, John. "The Historical Origins of the Sanction of Imprisonment for Serious Crime," Journal of Legal Studies, 5 (January, 1976): 35-60.

Lewis, David. "The Female Criminal and the Prisons of New York, 1825-1845," New York History. 42 (1961)

Lichtenstein, Alex. "Good Roads and Chain Gangs in the Progressive South: 'The Negro Convict is a Slave' " The Journal of Southern History 59 (1993)

Lindsey, Edward. "Historical Sketch of the Indeterminate Sentence and Parole System," Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 16 (May, 1925)

McCarthy, Bernard J. "The Social Functions of Correctional Policy: A Case Study of the Alabama Convict Lease System, 1845-1928," American Journal of Criminal Justice 9 (1985)

McKanna, Clare V. Jr. "Crime and Punishment: The Hispanic Experience in San Quentin, 1851-1880," Southern California Quarterly 72 (1990)

McKelvey, Blake. "A Half Century of Southern Penal Exploitation," Social Forces 13 (1934)

McKelvey, Blake. "Penal Slavery and Southern Reconstruction," The Journal of Negro History 20 (1935)

McLennan, Rebecca. "Punishment's 'Square Deal': Prisons and Their Keepers in 1920s New York," Journal of Urban History 29 (2003)

Mancini, Matthew J. "Race, Economics, and the Abandonment of Convict Leasing," The Journal of Negro History 63 (1978)

Mann, Bruce H. "tales From the Cript: Prison, Legal Authority, and the Debtor's Constitution in the Early Republic," William and Mary Quarterly 51 (1994)

Martschukat, Jurgen. "'The Art of Killing by Electricity': the Sublime and the Electric Chair" Journal of American History (2002)

Morgan, Kenneth. "The Organization of the Convict Trade in Maryland: Stevenson, Randolph and Cheston, 1768-1775," The William and Mary Quarterly 42 (1985)

Myers, Martha. "Economic Threat and Racial Disparities in Incarceration: The Case of Postbellum Georgia," Criminology 28 (1990)

Myers, Martha A. and James L. Massey. "Race, Labor and Punishment in Postbellum Georgia," Social Problems 38 (1991)

Myers, Martha, A. "Gender and Southern Punishment After the Civil War," Criminology 33 (1995)

Nickell, Joe. "The Two 'Will Wests': A New Verdict," Journal of Police Science and Administration 8 (1980)

Patrick-Stamp, Leslie C. "The Numbers That Are Not New: African Americans in the Country's First Prison, 1790-1835," Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 119 (1995)

Pheyer, Kathryn. "Penal Measures in the American Colonies: An Overview," The American Journal of Legal History 26 (1982)

Pisciotta, Alexander W. "Corrections, Society, and Social Control in America: A Meta-historical Review of the Literature," in Henry Cohen (ed.) Criminal Justice History: An International Annual Vol. 2 (1981)

Preyer, Kathryn. "Penal Measures in the American Colonies: An Overview," American Journal of Legal History 26 (1982)

Rafter, Nicole. "Female State Parisians in Tennessee, 1831-1979," Tennessee Historical Quarterly, 34 (1980)

Rafter, Nicole. "Matrons and Molls: The Study of Women's Prison History," in James Inciardi and Charles Faupel (eds.) History and Crime: Implications for Criminal Justice Police, (1980)

Rafter, Nicole. "Gender, Prisons, and Prison History," Social Science History 9 (Summer 1985)

Rafter, Nicole. "Hard Times: Custodial Prisons for Women and the Example of the New York State Prison for Women at Auburn, 1893-1933," in Judge, Lawyer, Victim, Thief: Women, Gender Roles and Criminal Justice, ed. Nichole Hahn Rafter and Elizabeth Stanko (1982)

Rafter, Nicole. "Prisons for Women, 1790-1980," in Crime and Justice ed. Michel Tonry and Norval Morris 5 (1983)

Rawley, James A. "Captain Nathaniel Gordon, The Only American Executed For Violating the Slave Trade Laws," Civil War History 39 !993)

Resch, John Phillips. "Ohio Adult Penal System, 1850-1900: A Study in the Failure of Institutional Reform," Ohio History 81 (Autumn 1972)

Rothman, David. "Sentencing Reform in Historical Perspective," Crime and Delinquency (1983)

Ruggles, S. "Fallen Women: The Inmates of the Magdalen Society Asylum of Philadelphia, 1836-1908," Journal of Social History 16 (1983)

Schultz, Marvin E. "'Running the Risks of Experiment': The Politics of Penal Reform in Tennessee, 1807-1829," Tennessee Historical Quarterly 52 (1993)

Schwartz, Joel. "The Penitentiary and Perfectibility in Tocqueville," Western Political Quarterly 38 (1985 )

Schweber, C. "Pioneers in Prison--Inmates and Administrators at Alderson, the Federal Reformatory for Women: 1925-39, The Founding Years," Federal Probation 44 (1980)

Schweber, C. and H. E. Teitelbaum. "Criminalization and Incarceration: The Federal Response to Drug Addiction Among Women, 1914-1934," George Mason University Law Review 4 (1981)

Smith, Barbara. "Food Rioters and the American Revolution," William and Mary Quarterly 51 (1973)

Smith, Beverly. "`Devine Is Doomed And So Are High Prices': The Hanging of Patsey Devine in Clinton [Ill.], 1882," Illinois Historical Journal (1996)

Smith, Beverly and Lois Guyon. "Two Executions in Nineteenth- Century Rural Illinois," Federal Probation (1993)

Smith, Beverly. "Female Admissions and Paroles of the Western House of Refuge in the 1880s: An Historical Example of Community Corrections," Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency (1989)

Smith, Beverly. "Military Training at New York's Elmira Reformatory, 1888-1920," Federal Probation (1988)

Smith, Beverly. "An Historical View of the Multiple Roles of Jails: The McLean County [Ill.] Jail Between the Wars," in Sneaking Inmates Down the Alley: Problems and Prospects in Jail Management, ed. D. Kalinich and J. Klofas (1986)

Sullivan, Robert B. "The Birth of the Prison: The Case of Benjamin Rush," Eighteenth Century Studies 31 (1998)

Sutter, Kelly A. "Illinois First State Prison," Illinois History 41 (1987)

Takagi, Paul. "The Walnut Street Jail: A Penal Reform to Centralize the Powers of the State," Federal Probation 39 (December 1975)

Thibaut, Jacqueline. "`To Pave the Way To Penitence': Prisoners and Discipline at the Eastern State Penitentiary, 1829-1835," The Pennsylvania's Magazine of History and Biography (1982)

Waite, Robert. "From Penitentiary to Reformatory: Alexander Machonochie, Walter Crofton, Zebulon Brockway, and the Road to Prison Reform--New South Wales, Ireland and Elmira, New York, 1840-70," in Criminal Justice History, edl Louis Knafla(993)

Williams, Jack. "Crime and Punishment in Alabama, 1819-1840," Alabama Review 6 (1953)

Zimmerman, Jane. "The Penal Reform Movement in the South During the Progressive Era, 1890-1917," The Journal of Southern History 17 (1951)

[No Author]. Doing Time: Life in Joliet Prison in the 1890s, Chicago History, The Magazine of the Chicago Historical Society 16 (1987)


Criminal Justice Courts Crime Europe Juvenile
Law Literature Older Books Police Punishment


Course Syllabus Course Outlines Case Studies Bibliography Quiz
Criminal Justice Dept. Prison Scrapbook Related Links Guest Book Home