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from Prison Commission. This extract from a letter to prisons sent
out by the Prison Commissioner in 1922 gives his views on the Silent
System (See Gallery Punishment
1750-1900). It goes on to give
prison officers discretion to allow some normal conversation among
Why do you think the changes outlined in Sources 3 & 4 would
make important differences to the life of a prisoner?
Put some of the evidence you
have found from these sources in your Gallery Worksheet