Author: Grew (Major B.D.)
Year: 1958
Publisher: Herbert Jenkins
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: NrF/NrVg
Price: 12.00
Hardback. A chance interview in 1922, just as malaria had ended his army career at the age of 31, led the author's appointment as Deputy Governor of Borstal, Rochester. He found not only a great adventure, but an inspiring vocation - the moulding into useful citizens of tough adolescents. From Borstal, he went as Deputy Governor to Dartmoor, and he gives a graphic description of this gloomy prison that chills to the marrow. He tells many interesting anecdotes of his 3yrs at the "Moor" before going first to Shrewsbury and then to Maidstone Prisons as Governor. It was while he was at Maidstone that he saw the introduction of new ideas and experimental reforms, and his observations on these are of particular interest. Seven years later he was transferred to Durham prison where he had his first experience of dealing with women prisoners, and also of executions. Early in the war he was appointed Governor of Wandsworth Prison, a senior appointment. He was present at the execution of several spies, and when later he went to Wormwood Scrubs, he had Lord Haw-Haw under his care. Illus. + Index. 220pp. 8vo. h/back. V. lightly browned edges and eps, o/w Nr. F. in sl. chipped and frayed Nr. Vg. dw.


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