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Anthony Babington. The English Bastille: A History of Newgate Gaol and Prison Conditions in Britain, 1188-1902. St. Martin's Press. 1972. 250pp.

Daniel Bergner. God of the Rodeo: The Search for Hope, Faith, and a Six-Second Ride in Louisiana's Angola Prison. Crown Publishers. 1998. 297pp.

Roger Lee Brown. A History of the Fleet Prison, London: The Anatomy of the Fleet. Edwin Mellen Press. 1996. 353pp.

Cecil Barr Currey. Long Binh Jail: An Oral History of Vietnam's Notorious US Military Prison. Potomac Books. 2001. 224pp.

Robert Scott Davis. Ghosts and Shadows of Andersonville: Essays on the Secret Social Histories of America's Deadliest Prison. Mercer University Press. 2006. 310pp.

Ovid L. Futch. History of Andersonville Prison. University of Florida Press. 1968. 146pp.

William G. Hinkle. A History of Bridewell Prison, 1553-1700. Edwin Mellen Press. 2006. 249pp.

Clayton Wood Holmes. The Elmira Prison Camp: A History of the Military Prison at Elmira, N.Y., July 6, 1864, to July 10, 1865. G. P. Putnam. 1912. 465pp.

Michael Horigan. Elmira: Death Camp of the North. Stackpole Books. 2006. 246pp. Civil War prison.

Staughton Lynd. Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising. Temple University Press. 2004. 244pp.

Roger Morris. The Devil's Butcher Shop: The New Mexico Prison Uprising. University of New Mexico Press. 1988. 278pp.

Janet Semple. Bentham's Prison: A Study of the Panopticon Penitentiary. Oxford University Press. 1993. 344pp. An attempt to build a perfect prison.

Brian Temple. The Union Prison at Fort Delaware: A Perfect Hell on Earth. McFarland. 2003. 175pp.

Min S. Yee. The Melancholy History of Soledad Prison: In which a Utopian Scheme Turns Bedlam. Harper's Magazine Press. 1973. 268pp.

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