Crofton, Sir Walter Frederick
- Lawrence Goldman
Crofton, Sir Walter Frederick (1815–1897), prison administrator and penal reformer, was born at Courtrai, Flanders, on 27 February 1815. His father, Walter Crofton, a captain in the 54th foot regiment, was killed shortly afterwards at the battle of Waterloo. No details of his mother have been discovered. Like his father, and like many of the leading officials in the Victorian penal system, ...