237 pp. text on prison reform in mid-century Spain, divided into chapters with headings such as "Educación, Cultura y Arte", "Labor Religiosa", "Trabajos Exteriores", "Redención de Penas", "Libertad Condicional", and "Instituciones Especiaies", followed by an unpaginated (28 pp.) appendix titled "Estadistica Penitenciaria" of various tables and charts, documenting statistics such as number of prisoners, age of prisoners, and reasons for imprisonment. Illustrated profusely throughout with photographs and colorful charts. 4to. Original publisher's full brown gilt morocco with marbled endpapers, house in original cloth slipcase. A couple of very minor abrasions and scratches to leather, minor creasing wear along spine; some abrasions, minor paper loss, and wear along edges to slipcase. Alcala de Henares, Spain (Talleres Penitenciarios) 1954. Inscribed on one of flyleaves by the Inspector General of Spanish prisons to a Professor Hennings.
A work of propaganda from the Franco government on the Spanish prison system, illustrated with photographs taken at various penitentiaries throughout Spain, depicting male prisoners hard at work, happy female prisoners, and the children of prisoners being well taken care-of. Scarce; as of November 2020, OCLC locates only two holdings in international institutions and none in the United States.
Book ID: 51069