Use of prisons evolved through the ages from the harsh underground dungeons where life expectancy of each inmate was very short to the modern prisons built by all the latest standards of modern law. Here you can find more about the rich history of prisons.
Although use of prisons was present since the ancient times, the modern age of prisons started in the medieval England. As the centuries went on, legal system of many countries advanced and final shape of modern prisons was formed during 20th century. Here you can find more about interesting history of prisons.
Prison Timeline of prison advancements is full of interesting facts and events. Here you can find how modern prison system came to be - from the early ancient prisons to the prison revolution during the reign of medieval kings, to the modern supermax prisons of today.