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The Prison System The Prison System Today As long as man has been able to produce goods, and exchange money for those goods, there has been crime. If one man has something that the other man wants, but the other man does not have the money to purchase it, the other man will either steal the money to get it, or steal the item itself. He has now committed a crime. Once the man its caught, tried , and convicted, a place had to be made for him, and those like him, to serve out their punishment. In 1790 Pennsylvania had an idea, called separate confinement, for a prison system. Their idea was to keep inmates separate from each other, and everything they did was in their own cell. The only human contact they had was with clergy or the prison guards. But as time went on, the Walnut Street Jail, became overcrowded and cells had two or more inmates, and officials could not provide enough jobs for inmates. When the Newgate prison of New York became over
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