Prison and punishment is the way that the law deals with crimes that are committed. It shows how they are dealt with and what they are put through, prison or possible execution depending on the crime.
Later in the Victorian Era prisons were started to be used more rather than executions. Philip Priestly examined the life in Victorian England prisons to show what it was like inside a prison cell.
Life in a Victorian Prison shows another way that crimes and criminals were dealt with away from execution, and gives a deeper understanding of how the prisons effected the inmates and how they lived.