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Feb 18, 2008 Even though Philly’s Quakers, created a prison reform society in 1780s, created idea that we should move away from old ways of reforming criminals – thus born penitentiaries. First penn. was walnut street jail in Philly, philosophy to reform prisoners all over PA. Idea of
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Unformatted text preview: solitary confinement, forced silence, alone with bible. Eastern penn built 30 years later, also virtually invented indoor plumbing. Prisons go back hundreds of years, penitentiaries go back only a few hundred. Old new burg was the first prison, virtually, open in US in 1770s....
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  • Fall '06
  • Haas
  • Philly, Supermax, prison reform society, Old new burg

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