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Discipline and Punish : The Birth of the Prison

Discipline and Punish : The Birth of the Prison
by Michel Foucault, Alan Sheridan (Translator)

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poinephobia -- n. 

1.  The fear of punishment.

History of Punishment & Torture by Karen Farrington

The history of punishment and torture makes for macabre and mesmerizing reading: retribution without mercy, medieval justice, hellish prisons, and ingenious methods of inflicting torment upon the body and mind. Trace a path from the days of harshest penalties to more modern methods of reforming wrongdoers. Images graphically capture the plight of prisoners forced to walk treadmills till they went insane; bodies nailed to crosses; suspects tied to ducking stools; and the courts of the Inquisition, which left no stone unturned in their efforts to exact a confession... (Read More)

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