Charles Lucas (lawyer)

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Charles Lucas

Charles Lucas, born in Saint-Brieuc, on 9 May 1803, died in Paris on 20 December 1889) was a French prison reformer.[1]

Lucas was a French jurist and administrator, author of many books and articles on the abolition of the death penalty, the theory of preventive detention, law enforcement and imprisonment, and finally the civilization of war.


  1. ^ George Wilson Pierson (1938). Tocqueville in America. JHU Press. p. 213 note. ISBN 978-0-8018-5506-1.