Grendon prison is an important psychotherapeutic unit within the British prison system. The idea for it originated in the 1930s when positivism in criminology was in vogue. At that time crime was seen as a kind of biological problem akin to illness which would respond to treatment based on a medical philosophy. However the prison did not open, because of the Second World War, until 1962. Two descriptions of it are available (Gunn et al (1978), Parker (1970)).
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