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PMHB, October 2019


Articles in the October 2019 PMHB delve into the history of incarceration in Pennsylvania, from its role as a center of prison reform movements to its status as the state with the highest level of incarceration in the Northeast.


Incarceration in Pennsylvania History


Jen Manion, guest editor




Front Matter



Christina Larocco


Carceral History in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Jen Manion




“Severe punishment for their misfortunes and poverty”: Philadelphia’s Arch Street Prison, 1804–37

Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan


“Not Model Children”: Culture and Contested Control at the Pennsylvania Industrial Reformatory

Beth English


“Shining a Light in a Dark House”: Riots, Rebellion, and the Politics of Penal Reform in Pennsylvania

John McWilliams


“Can’t Jail the Revolution”: Policing, Protest, and the MOVE Organization in Philadelphia’s Carceral Landscape

Tajah Ebram


Hidden Gems


A Hidden Gem Becomes a Fertile Mining Ground: Historic Prison Admission Books and Data-Driven Digital Projects

S. L. Ziegler and Scott Marti


Prison Life at Eastern State Penitentiary as Seen through Pardon Records

Jonathan W. White and Taylor Bagwell


Working at the Margins: Unearthing and Interpreting New Research at Eastern State Penitentiary

Annie Anderson


Illustrating Progressive-Era Prison Reform in Pennsylvania: The Anna Wharton Morris Papers

Celia Caust-Ellenbogen


Tales from behind the Wall: ACT UP/Philadelphia and HIV in Prisons

Dan Royles


Preserving the Recent Past of Prisons

Anne E. Parsons