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By Conor Reidy

supplying a distinct perception into the routine inebriate criminal classification in eire, this publication examines the inebriate penal complex procedure in eire from its origin in 1900 till its closure in 1920 and the 3 associations charged with punishing or rehabilitating routine drunkards: The nation Inebriate penal complex, The qualified Inebriate detention center and The Voluntary Inebriate Retreat.
Using registers of inmates, annual reviews, lawsuits and institutional documents, Conor Reidy offers a stark account of the ways that alcohol habit and shortage of chance condemned numerous Irish sufferers to lives of poverty, distress and crime within the early 20th century. the writer additionally appears on the ways that institutional employees sought to precise reform over the inmates via schooling, education, faith and discipline.

This e-book profiles a hitherto little‑known process, giving it a spot in the historiography of Ireland’s complicated internet of so-called reformative institutions.

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