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HO144/20087; letter from Prison Commission

  HO144/20087; letter 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 prisoners.

Why do you think the changes outlined in Sources 3 & 4 would make important differences to the life of a prisoner?

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