Prisoners’ Justice Day: Medieval Prisons

Medieval prisons are usually depicted as cold, dirty, and grim places in which to be incarcerated and subsequently, tortured. Professor Guy Geltner of the University of Amsterdam has recently published a book that contradicts this long-held belief. Furthermore, Professor Geltner argues that punitive incarceration originated from the 14th century. By taking a closer look into the Italian city-state prisons, one can see the true likeness between our current system and the one long ago.

This documentary will focus on the Italian prisons as a whole, looking at who was in prison, how they passed their time, where these prisons came from, and much more.

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