The first penitentiary built in America

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The first penitentiary built in America Walnut Street in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania (Penitentiary) and Auburn (Silent Congregate) systems Rehabilitation, restitution and retribution Rehabilitation - The assumption of rehabilitation is that people are not permanently criminal and that it is possible to restore a criminal to a useful life, to a life in which they contribute to themselves and to society Restitution - a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury Retribution - is a theory of justice that considers that punishment, if proportionate, is a morally acceptable response to crime Distinction between felony and misdemeanor Felonies o Offenses considered serious enough to deserve severe punishment or even death o More than a year in prison o Served in state prisons Misdemeanors o Crimes calling for lesser penalties o Year or less in jail o Served in county jails Distinctions between parole and good time Parole- the supervised release of a prisoner before the completion of their
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