In Russian and French prisons is a 1887 essay by Piotr Kropotkin. It is more than a crude and detailed description of the Russian prison system and its comparison to Western European jails. It is also a very personal document by the famous Anarchist Prince, a description of hell rooted in his own experience. Finally, it is one of the first criminology essays ever written. At a time when prison was mainly a means of control of the undomesticated poor, Kropotkin shows prison is a natural outcome of an unjust social system. Discover this edition enriched with original preface and biography.
In Russian and French prisons
By Les Éditions de Londres, Friday 21 June 2013 at 18:39 :: Critiques