Punishment in Paradise
The History of Incarceration in Northampton, 1654-present
a lecture presented by Mike Ryan
Mike Ryan will discuss crime and punishment in Northampton and the development of the series of Northampton jails and houses of correction. He will describe how philosophies about incarceration have changed here over the last 350 years. A native of Northampton, Mike Ryan is a board member of Historic Northampton, a former District Attorney, and a retired lawyer and judge.
Sponsored by Historic Northampton and Forbes Library