STEWART, Lee




Author Tags: Law, Women

As a college teacher of history, Lee Stewart, born in 1944, produced Women Volunteer To Go To Prison: A History of the Elizabeth Fry Society of B.C. 1939-1989 (Orca, 1993). The venerable organization is named after a Quaker who was one of the first women to become active in prison reform in England in the early 1800s. A group of Vancouver women organized the society in the early 1900s when they became concerned about the welfare of female prisoners at Oakalla Prison Farm in B.C.

[Image: Elizabeth Fry]

[BCBW 2004] "Prison" "Law" "Women"

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
'It's Up to You': Women at UBC in the Early Years
Women Volunteer to Go to Prison: A History of the Elizabeth Fry Society of BC, 1939-1989