In January 1986, Irish current affairs program Today Tonight reported on a spate of deaths and attempted suicides in Dublin’s Mountjoy prison. These, the reporter intoned, “reveal something seriously wrong in the Irish prison system. A system long-known to be overstretched, antiquated and inadequate has been pushed into the front line of modern Irish society’s… Read more →
Janet is currently a Research Fellow at Centre for History in Public Health, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she is part of the team working on the Wellcome Trust-funded project ‘Prisons, Medical Care, and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000’. Her PhD examined medical approaches to sexual crime over the twentieth century, and forms the basis of a book out with Bloomsbury in late 2017, ‘Medicine, the Penal System, and Sexual Crimes in England, 1919-1960s’.