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By Peter M. Beattie
... penal colony penal justice system politics regional revolts exile ...
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375890-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7589-0
... Chapter 2 traces the colony’s colonial origins and evolving role in the larger penal justice system after Brazilians won their independence in 1822 until its closure as a national penal colony in 1898. It examines the colony’s evolution in relation to mainland history. Pernambuco and the army...
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375890-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7589-0
... slave criminals into prisons to examine how authorities enforced their sentences. In 1881, the Justice Ministry ordered the penal colony’s commander to conduct a survey of slave convicts. He interviewed 264 slave convicts and recorded data that, along with other records, make it possible to sketch...