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Unformatted text preview: The early prison system relied on an all solitary confinement concept. In which prisoners did not speak to anyone the just worked in their cells by themselves. This was thought to give the prisoner time to also reflect on what they had done to get there. Though this was effective other concepts for incarceration did surface like offer early release for offenders who followed the rules and longer time for those who did not follow the rules. Though other modifications have been added this concept of early release for those who follow the rules is still used today. The great penitentiary rivalry of today would have to be as to what system works better. The state and federal funded prison that rely on money from the government to care for inmate and provide programs to rehabilitate criminal. This is all based on who can get the best effect with as little money as possible. Then there is the private prison sector. Which is more like a business instead of a prison. By using the inmate to work for low wages making higher profits for prison owners....
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- Spring '11
- Criminal Justice