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"...an invaluable work in the field of British penal history."

International Journal of Maritime History


"�skillfully blends history, correctional philosophy, political science, and social welfare concepts in analyzing the phenomenon [of Britain's prison ships.]"

Dr. David R. Struckhoff
President Emeritus, The Justice Research Institute


"Campbell leaves no stone unturned in detailing every aspect of this peculiar side of the British penal system�..those with a strong interest in the history of penology will find this book essential reading."

The American Neptune

"�straight, competent, responsible history�an excellent addition to the corrections history literature."

Paul Keve
Author, Prisons and the American Conscience