Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society


Prison Plastic Surgery

Ep. 81

Facelifts, liposuction and nose jobs: since the mid 20th century people have saved up to have their faces and bodies transformed into their dreams.

But why might these procedures have been offered in prisons across the US, the UK and Canada? And what was the desired outcome?

Today, Kate is joined by Zara Stone, author of Killer Looks: The Forgotten History of Plastic Surgery in Prisons to discuss re-conviction rates, ‘pretty privilege’ and the so called ‘hot felon’.

*WARNING there are discussions of race, adult words and themes in this episode*

Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Thomas Ntinas.

Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society. A podcast by History Hit.

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