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Author Reidy, Conor.

Title Criminal Irish Drunkards [electronic resource] : The Inebriate Reformatory System 1900-1920 / Conor Reidy.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (160 pages)
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Summary This book examines the Inebriate Reformatory system in Ireland, from its foundation in 1900 until its closure in 1920, and the three institutions charged with punishing or rehabilitating habitual drunkards: the State Inebriate Reformatory, the Certified Inebriate Reformatory, and the Voluntary Inebriate Retreat. This book offers a unique insight into the habitual inebriate offender class in Ireland. Using registers of inmates, annual reports, court cases, and institutional records, it presents a stark account of the ways in which alcohol addiction, combined with lack of opportunity, condemned countless Irish victims to lives of poverty and misery in the early 20th century. It looks at the ways in which institutional staff sought to exact reform over the inmates through education, training, religion, and discipline.
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Subject Alcoholism -- Ireland -- Prevention.
Alcoholics -- Rehabilitation -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Alcoholism and crime -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
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Other Form: Print version: Reidy, Conor. Criminal Irish drunkards. Dublin : The History Press Ireland, 2014. 9781845888350 (DLC)2014486227
ISBN 9780750959803 (e-pub)
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