1.Acknowledgements 2. Introduction 3. The Dartmoor Convict Prison Riot 1932: "wild happenings on the moor" 4. A Man Seeking Closure: Alexander Paterson, Du Parcq and Inter-war Penal Policy 5. Dartmoor Gaol Battle: The Dartmoor Riot as a National Media Event 6. The Elephant and Castle Gang and Criminal Careers of Dartmoor Prison Inmates 7. Microhistory and the Modern Prison Conclusion
An exploration of the 1932 prison riot in Dartmoor Convict Prison. One of the most notorious and destructive in English prison history, it received unprecedented public and media attention. This book examines the causes, events and consequences to shed new light on prison cultures and violence as well as penal policy and public attitudes.