Victorian London - Publications - Social Investigation/Journalism - The Criminal Prisons of London and Scenes of London Life, by Henry Mayhew and John Binny, 1862

THE CRIMINAL PRISONS OF LONDON
AND SCENES OF LONDON LIFE

BY HENRY MAYHEW and JOHN BINNY

Griffin, Bohn and Co. London 1862

INTRODUCTION

    LONDON CONSIDERED AS A GREAT WORLD

    A BALLOON VIEW OF LONDON

    SOME IDEA OF SIZE AND POPULATION OF LONDON

    LONDON FROM DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW

        The Entry into London by Rail
        The Port of London

        London from the Top of St. Paul's

    THE CONTRASTS OF LONDON

        Of the Riches and Poverty of London
        The Charity and Crime of London

    OF THE LONDON STREETS, THEIR TRAFFIC, NAMES, AND CHARACTER 

        Of the Nomenclature of the London Streets
        Character of the London Streets

PROFESSIONAL LONDON

LEGAL LONDON

THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE CRIMINAL LAW

    THE CRIMINAL PRISONS AND PRISON POPULATION OF LONDON

        Prisoners for Offenders after Conviction
        Prisons for Offenders before Conviction
        Of the Prison Population of London
        Of the Character of the London Criminals

    THE LONDON CONVICT PRISONS AND THE CONVICT POPULATION

    OF PRISON DISCIPLINE

        Prisons in the Olden Times
        Of the Several Kinds of Prison Discipline
        The Classification of Prisoners
        The Silent Associated System
        The Separate System
        The Mixed System
        The Mark System

THE CONVICT PRISONS OF LONDON

    PENTONVILLE PRISON

        History and Architectural Details
        Interior of Pentonville
        A Work-day at Pentonville

            Departure of Convicts
            Cleaning the Prison
            The Prison Breakfast
            The Refractory Wards, and Prison Punishments
            Exercising and Health of the Prisoners
            Arrival of Convicts
            Prison Work and Gratuities
            Closing the Prison for the Night

        A Sunday Morning at Pentonville

            Quitting the Chapel

        Of the Moral Effects of the Discipline

    THE FEMALE CONVICT PRISON AT BRIXTON

        The History, Plan and Discipline of the Prison
        Interior of the Brixton Prison
        A Day at Brixton

            Exercising
            Reports, Punishments, and Refractory Cells
            The Convict Nursery
            Delivery of the Prison Letters
            Female Convict Labour

    THE HULKS AT WOOLWICH

        The History of the Hulks

        Convict Labour and Discipline at Woolwich

            Value of Labour at the Hulks
            Convict Gratuities
            Badges etc.

        A Day on Board the "Defence" Hulk

            The Turning Out of the Convicts
            Officers' Duties
            Muster and Breakfast, Diet, &c.
            Debarcation of Prisoners for Work in the Arsenal
            The Library and School at the Hulks
            The Working Parties in the Arsenal
            The Convicts' Burial Ground
            The Convicts at Dinner

        The "Unité" Hospital Ship
        The "Sulphur" Washing Hulk

        The "Warrior" Hulk

    MILLBANK PRISON - THE CONVICT DEPOT

        Plan, History and Discipline of the Prison
        The Present Use and Regulations of the Prison

        The Interior of the Prison

            The Reception Ward
            The Chain-room
            The Cells at Millbank
            The School-room
            Working in Separate Cells
            Peculiar Wards
            Refractory and Dark Cells
            Guarding the Prisoners, etc.
            Breakfast, etc.
            Exercising
            Large Associated Rooms
            The Infirmary
            The General Ward
            The Prison Garden and Churchyard

        The Female Convict Prison at Millbank

THE CORRECTIONAL PRISONS OF LONDON
    THE MIDDLESEX HOUSE OF CORRECTION, COLDBATH FIELDS
        The History and Construction of the Prison
        The Discipline of Coldbath Fields Prison
        The Interior of the Prison
        The Interior of the "Main" Prison and Counting the Prisoners
            The Prisoners' own Clothes Stores
            Liberation of Prisoners
            Arrival of Prisoners
            Visit of Prisoners' Friends
        Of "Hard" and "Prison" Labour
            The Tread-Mill
            The Tread-Wheel Fan
            Crank Labour
            Shot Drill
            Oakum Picking
            The Tailors' and Shoemakers' Room
            The Printing Office and Needle Room
            Mat Room
            Artisan Prisoners
        Education and Religious Instruction of the Prisoners
            Chapel
        The Prison Accommodation
            Cells
            Dormitories
        Of the Silent System
            Stars
            Report Office
        Of the Different Kinds of Prison and Prisoners, and the Diet allowed to Each
            Vagrants' Prison
            Misdemeanants' Prison
            Fines
            Of the Prison Kitchen and Diet