• Political Science
  • Published 2019

Entre el espectáculo y el escarmiento: el presidio ambulante en Chile (1836-1847)

@inproceedings{Len2019EntreEE,
  title={Entre el espect{\'a}culo y el escarmiento: el presidio ambulante en Chile (1836-1847)},
  author={Marco Antonio Le{\'o}n Le{\'o}n},
  year={2019}
}
This article studies the institutional and human development of the "Presidio Ambulante", a form of mobile prisons created at te suggestion of Minister Diego Portales in 1836. After summarising the state of the Chilean prison system from the end of the Colonial Period, the study covers the origins of the "Presidio", its legal structure, the critical opinions issued at the time, and the disadvantages of guards and convicts living together, which on more than one occasion led to joint plans of… CONTINUE READING